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Contribution of Knowledge Management Systems to Organizational Learning

Mera, Claudiu LU and Panicker, Pallavi (2012) INFM03 20121
Department of Informatics
Abstract
Organizational Learning is regarded as a major factor that leverages the competitive advantage of a company. Nowadays, many enterprises are relying on Knowledge Management systems for various purposes, but the utilization of these systems for enhancing Organizational Learning has not reached its optimum level. In the actual context, the purpose of the research is to determine how Knowledge Management systems foster effective learning at individual, group and organizational level. In order to explore these facets, five interviews have been conducted with representatives of companies that recognize the importance of Information Systems in achieving Organizational Learning. According to our findings, there are several initiatives towards this... (More)
Organizational Learning is regarded as a major factor that leverages the competitive advantage of a company. Nowadays, many enterprises are relying on Knowledge Management systems for various purposes, but the utilization of these systems for enhancing Organizational Learning has not reached its optimum level. In the actual context, the purpose of the research is to determine how Knowledge Management systems foster effective learning at individual, group and organizational level. In order to explore these facets, five interviews have been conducted with representatives of companies that recognize the importance of Information Systems in achieving Organizational Learning. According to our findings, there are several initiatives towards this direction, but lack of time and accessibility to right information undermine the learning processes. As a consequence, appropriate measures should be taken in order to address the aforementioned challenges and to ensure that Organizational Learning becomes a valuable resource that enhances the performance of a company. (Less)
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author
Mera, Claudiu LU and Panicker, Pallavi
supervisor
organization
course
INFM03 20121
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Knowledge Management, Organizational Learning, five learning cycles, KM systems, wikis, discussion forums, best practices, lessons learned.
report number
INF12-009
language
English
id
2796699
date added to LUP
2012-06-15 14:28:53
date last changed
2012-06-15 14:28:53
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  abstract     = {Organizational Learning is regarded as a major factor that leverages the competitive advantage of a company. Nowadays, many enterprises are relying on Knowledge Management systems for various purposes, but the utilization of these systems for enhancing Organizational Learning has not reached its optimum level. In the actual context, the purpose of the research is to determine how Knowledge Management systems foster effective learning at individual, group and organizational level. In order to explore these facets, five interviews have been conducted with representatives of companies that recognize the importance of Information Systems in achieving Organizational Learning. According to our findings, there are several initiatives towards this direction, but lack of time and accessibility to right information undermine the learning processes. As a consequence, appropriate measures should be taken in order to address the aforementioned challenges and to ensure that Organizational Learning becomes a valuable resource that enhances the performance of a company.},
  author       = {Mera, Claudiu and Panicker, Pallavi},
  keyword      = {Knowledge Management,Organizational Learning,five learning cycles,KM systems,wikis,discussion forums,best practices,lessons learned.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Contribution of Knowledge Management Systems to Organizational Learning},
  year         = {2012},
}