These K-Briefings provide high level overviews and insights into some of the main concepts and challenges in today’s global networked economy. They cover the four main themes addressed in this website.

Managing and Exploiting Knowledge

The Learning Organization

The Internet (R)evolution and Developments in ICT (Information and Communications Technologies)

Virtual Working

For briefings on sustainability see our sister website

The briefings were originally written between 1995 and 2007. They are in the process of being updated through 2011. Older briefings remain on the archive website, as indicated below.

Managing and Exploiting Knowledge

These Insights cover the broad context of the changing knowledge agenda as well as specific topics related to organizational knowledge management initiatives.

The Global Knowledge Economy: Characteristics of the emerging knowledge economy and the implications for business – archive.

Knowledge Management: Making sense of an oxymoron. An overview, including strategies for success based on real-world cases – archive.

Knowing What You Know: How to conduct a knowledge audit, typically the first stage of a KM initiative – archive.

Do You Need a CKO? The challenge of leadership. Chief Knowledge Officers: their roles and desirable characteristics – archive.

The Knowledge Asset: An earlier Insight looking at this vital resource – archive.

Measuring Knowledge and Intellectual Capital: Some specific types of measures that address the tricky problem of measurement – archive.

K-Commerce: Profiting From Knowledge: How to capitalize on your organization knowledge – archive.

Online Knowledge Markets: How Do They Work? Knowledge markets are a potential outlet, but are problematic – archive.

Information Resources Management (IRM): An important ingredient for managing explicit knowledge (information) as a strategic asset – archive.

Market Intelligence Systems (MkIS): Turning raw information into actionable management intelligence – archive.

Innovation through Knowledge Networks: Developing new ways of innovating – archive.

Knowledge Networking: Pooling expertise to create new knowledge – archive.

This website has many articles, presentations and links to other resources on knowledge management.

The Learning Organization

The distinction between a knowledge-based organization and a learning organization is becoming more blurred every day.

The Learning Organization: Our popular introduction to the subject – updated.

Knowledge Networking: Learning and increasing knowledge through networking – archive.

The Networked Organisation: How organisations are seeking new structures to become innovative and adaptive – updated.

The Internet (R)evolution

We are all now aware of the rise and fall of the phenomenom. However, the Internet is here to stay and is transforming the nature of every industry. Don’t overlook the impact of general advances in ICT, and tools to support knowledge management, especially collaborative technologies.

Internet Commerce: New Ways of Building Markets – archive.

The 10Ps of Internet Marketing: Proven principles that ensure marketing success on the Internet – archive.

Intranets: Sharing Organizational Knowledge: How intranets help knowledge sharing, provided attention goes beyond the technology – archive.

The Hybrid Manager: A new breed of manager that blends experience of IT and business – archive.

The Impact of IT on Organizations: How IT affects strategy, structures and work – archive.

Getting to grips with Groupware: Today we use the term ‘collaboration’, but the issues have not changed – archive.

You’ll also find more in the articles on the management challenges of IT and the internet

Virtual and Flexible Working

Increased ability to network is creating new ways of working across time and distance – teleworking, virtual teaming and the creation of virtual organizations. It is also giving rise to virtual products and services.

The Virtual Organisation: Exploiting the dynamics of space and time to create new organisaitonal entities – updated.

Teleworking for Enterprise: How to gain the benefits of location independent working (teleworking, telecommuting) – archive.

The Networked Organisation: How organisations are seeking new structures to become innovative and adaptive – updated.


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