An exploratory analysis of information and knowledge enablers in business contexts

Nelson, Karen J. & Middleton, Michael R. (2003) An exploratory analysis of information and knowledge enablers in business contexts. In Coakes, Elayne (Ed.) Knowledge management: Current issues and challenges. IRM Press, Hershey, Pa., pp. 104-115.

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Although, the strategic imperative to manage knowledge for business survival and competitive advantage is widely accepted, integrated frameworks to assist organisations achieve successful outcomes in both IM and KM projects are lacking. We propose that a number of organisational factors – which for us are enablers - may influence the outcome of information and knowledge initiatives. The focus of this project was ten candidate enablers, which had been identified in a review of the literature and explored in previous research work. This paper discusses the findings from two exploratory surveys with IM and KM practitioners, which indicated that all ten enablers were perceived as important to the performance of IM and KM. However, the importance and attention attributed to the enablers appears to be highly organisational and possibly initiative specific.

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ID Code: 4310
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details :
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Keywords: Information management, Knowledge management, Organisational factors, Enablers, Survey research
ISBN: 1931777519
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Systems not elsewhere classified (080699)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 IRM Press
Deposited On: 25 May 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:32

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