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A critical review of knowledge management as a management tool

Maria Mårtensson (Maria Mårtensson is a PhD student in the Stockholm University School of Business, Stockholm, Sweden.)

Journal of Knowledge Management

ISSN: 1367-3270

Article publication date: 1 September 2000

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Abstract

Over the past several years there have been intensive discussions about the importance of knowledge management within our society. The management of knowledge is promoted as an important and necessary factor for organisational survival and maintenance of competitive strength. To remain at the forefront organisations need a good capacity to retain, develop, organise, and utilise their employees’ capabilities. Knowledge and the management of knowledge appear to be regarded as increasingly important features for organisational survival. Explores knowledge management with respect to its content, its definition and domain in theory and practice, its use and implications, and to point out some problems inherent in the concept. The main contribution of this paper is an extensive literature survey on knowledge management.

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Mårtensson, M. (2000), "A critical review of knowledge management as a management tool", Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 4 No. 3, pp. 204-216. https://doi.org/10.1108/13673270010350002

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