Publisher: Amacom, 2001, 240 pages
Keywords: Knowledge Management
The concept of knowledge management is emerging from the haze of theory and abstraction to achieve new prominence for its practical application in business. Companies are realizing that what they know has a direct bearing on where they're going and how fast they'll get there. That's because knowledge is a key source of competitive strength and the backbone of intelligent strategy.
But knowledge, as every executive and manager knows, is also a slippery concept. How can a company accurately define and assemble the knowledge that realy matters to it? Most important, how can it use that knowledge strategically? This book shows you how to find the answers. It is not about "nurturing" knowledge. Instead, it's packed with original tools for integrating knowledge into corporate strategy. These tools include:
Based on field research by the Center for Enterprise Leadership at Boston University, Reaching for the Knowledge Edge is the first book to make knowledge management "real" by linking it explicitly to strategy. It draws on fascinating case examples from Dell, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, eBay, Laura Ashley, and other companies to drive home its points. Once you've read it, you'll know how to share and leverage your company's existing knowledge… and how to create new knowledge that gives you a competitive edge.
Tries to be the link between KM and an MBA curriculum. Too long to be read and too short to succeed in its mission. A good read, but a bit superficial.