Knowledge Management: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management (Critical Perspectives on Business and Management)ISBN: 0415340292;
This collection reprints the major scholarship of new writers with a fresh perspective on the role of knowledge management at team, organizational, and interorganizational levels. Many of the articles and book chapters here take a holistic rather than functional approach, and treat knowledge as the organization's most important source of capital. The materials emphasize the crucial role of human agents, with information technology playing only a secondary or supporting role in knowledge management. That is, only human agents are able to externalize tacit knowledge and combine it dialectically to create a new social reality. As a result, knowledge management draws inspiration and ideas from economics, philosophy, psychology, and sociology.