The Use of Technology within Knowledge Management: A Review

Journal of Intelligent Systems, Vol. 15, No. 1-4, pp. 329-356, 2006

Posted: 6 Feb 2012

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Will Venters

London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

This paper reviews how technological artefacts are employed within Knowledge Management interventions. The paper first describes the nature of technology within Knowledge Management practice. It then draws upon a categorisation of knowledge management as either functionalist or interpretivist to consider the use of technology either encoding knowledge objects, or in supporting personalisation and the emergence of communities of practice. Finally the paper draws upon phenomenological writings, in particular the work of Martin Heidegger, in order to consider the way in which individuals engage with technology and how this impacts upon the desire of knowledge management technology. Finally the paper concludes by calling up future research to consider the situated design of technology for Knowledge Management.

Keywords: knowledge management, literature review, technology, knowledge management systems

Suggested Citation

Venters, Will, The Use of Technology within Knowledge Management: A Review (2006). Journal of Intelligent Systems, Vol. 15, No. 1-4, pp. 329-356, 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2000016

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