Journal of Knowledge Management: Volume 20 Issue 1


Table of contents - Special Issue: Knowledge Management in the Not-for-Profit Sector

Guest Editors: Dr Gillian Ragsdell

Inclusive perspectives or in-depth learning? A longitudinal case study of past debates and future directions in knowledge management for development

Julie Ferguson

– This paper aims to analyze how the debate around knowledge management for development has evolved over a 14-year period.


Knowledge needs in the non-profit sector: an evidence-based model of organizational practices

Dinesh Rathi, Lisa M. Given, Eric Forcier

This paper aims to present findings from a study of non-profit organizations (NPOs), including a model of knowledge needs that can be applied by practitioners and scholars to…


The extent and effectiveness of knowledge management in Australian community service organisations

Trevor Downes, Teresa Marchant

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the extent and effectiveness of knowledge management (KM) in community service organisations (CSOs) in Australia. CSOs are focussed on…


Knowledge management in Mexican NPOs: a comparative study in organizations with a local and national presence

Laura E Zapata Cantu, Carlota Eugenia Mondragon

The purpose of this paper is to identify those organizational and personal elements that enable not-for-profit organizations (NPOs) to generate and transfer knowledge. NPOs are…


Investigating knowledge management: can KM really change organisational culture?

Alison Corfield, Rob Paton

– The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship of knowledge management (KM) with organisational culture, a subject of interest to academics and KM practitioners.


What about us? Exploring small to medium Australian not for-profit firms and knowledge management

Craig Hume, Margee Hume

The aim of this paper is to research the practice of knowledge management (KM) in not-for-profit (NFP), small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to identify gaps in the current body of…


Barriers to knowledge sharing in third sector social care: a case study

Lyndsay Bloice, Simon Burnett

This paper aims to build on existing theory of knowledge sharing barriers (KSBs) by exploring the concept in the relatively under-researched context of social service…


Appreciating formal and informal knowledge transfer practices within creative festival organizations

Raphaela Stadler, Simone Fullagar

Problem-solving approaches to research have dominated the not-for-profit festival management field. Little attention has been paid to how festival organizations successfully…


Volunteers’ knowledge activities at UK music festivals: a hermeneutic-phenomenological exploration of individuals’ experiences

Diana Clayton

This paper aims to explore how and why volunteers share knowledge and engage in other related knowledge activities. The paper offers an interpretation of participants’ multiple…

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