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The management of knowledge: A systems theory approach for vocational education and training

Delahaye, Brian L. (2002) The management of knowledge: A systems theory approach for vocational education and training. In Searle, Jean & Roebuck, Dick (Eds.) 10th Annual International Conference on Post- compulsory Education and Training, December 2002, Surfers Paradise.

Abstract

This paper contends that VET providers are in the industry of knowledge management. A model to manage the knowledge assets in an organisation is proposed based on systems theory. The model examines the role of the two basic systems in an organisation – the legitimate system and the shadow system – and how each system has unique responsibilities for managing knowledge in an organisation. The paper suggests that VET providers need to know their point of entry into a client’s management knowledge systems and, further, need to be very aware of how they manage their own knowledge capital.

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ID Code: 8872
Item Type: Conference Paper
ISBN: 1875378448
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Technical Further and Workplace Education (130108)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 The Author
Deposited On: 06 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2011 15:42

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