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1. Teaching Knowledge Management in the Context of Information Systems Education: A Foundation for Educators and Curriculum Samuel Conn, Asst. Professor
Computer Information Systems
3. Introduction and Motivation The paper represents a qualitative review of some relevant questions related to knowledge management (KM)
KM is a rapidly advancing area within information systems and is of interest to information systems educators
The questions in the study came from classroom interactions with students taking a KM course.
The research provides a foundation for educators and curriculum wanting to include KM as a topical area.
4. Knowledge Management Context KM is not newthe term and concept has been around for some time and is now associated with the knowledge economy and the knowledge worker.
Corporate knowledge is derived from the value chain of data -> information -> knowledge
Knowledge provides a catalyst for innovation, and the ability to innovate at a faster rate than your competitor is essential in the 21st century
We are moving from the information age/economy to the knowledge age/economy.
5. Research Questions
6. Research Outcomes Highlights KM has been evolving worldwide for over 25 years, but with distinct differences by geographic area.
KM is more than a current business fad, although it is a popular topic of business conversation.
KM has evolved uniquely in North America, Europe, Japan, and China.
KM has a technology (information systems) component and a cultural component.
KM is different from information management and encompasses much larger concepts and implications.
Knowledge capital is now a balance sheet item and can be calculated.
KM seems to be advancing more rapidly in China than in any other country.