The purpose of this paper is to show‐case how modern Knowledge Management Models, specifically that of Earl, can be applied to manage Indigenous Knowledge (IK).
The paper is largely based on the review of both print and electronic resources.
Despite IK being tacit and marginalized it can indeed be managed by use of modern models just like modern knowledge.
Validation poses a challenge and the future of IK will also be challenged unless stringent solutions are unveiled.
The paper suggests a number of ways in which IK can be managed using the contemporary KM models with specific attention to Earl's KM Taxonomy.
The paper shows how IK, a tacit knowledge, can go through the various KM processes of creation/production, storage, processing/codification, transfer and utilization successfully.
Njiraine, D. and Le Roux, C. (2011), "Applying Earl's KM model in IK management: with reference to Kenya and South Africa", The Electronic Library, Vol. 29 No. 6, pp. 817-827. https://doi.org/10.1108/02640471111188033
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