A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Knowledge Management
- Joanne Roberts - University of Southampton, UK
Written in a lively, conversational style, Knowledge Management looks at the nature of knowledge, including its definition and measurement, before the main concepts and theoretical contributions to knowledge management are reviewed and challenged, providing fresh insights into the central debates.
Conceived by Chris Grey as an antidote to conventional textbooks, each book in the ‘Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap’ series takes a core area of the curriculum and turns it on its head by providing a critical and sophisticated overview of the key issues and debates in an informal, conversational and often humorous way.
Suitable for students of Business and Management courses at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level and anyone interested in the concept of knowledge management.
I've always been a fan of the 'A very short, fairly interesting and reasonably cheap book' series because they are not afraid to, at the very least, dabble with more critical perspectives on the topic they focus on. The one on knowledge management from Joanne Roberts is no different. It strikes a fine balance between orthodox accounts of knowledge management and some more critically-inclined insights, including those derived from practice-based studies of organisational knowledge and learning. This is impressive given that the unique vocabulary of practice theorising can put some readers off. However, Joanne Roberts succeeds in conveying key insights from it in an easily understandable manner.
Good theoretical background combined with practical excercises and examples; easy to read and understand
simple and intersting topic and book ... its nice to complementary the theoretical contents of knowledge management.
Very nice piece of work regarding KM!
Sample Materials & Chapters
Introduction: The Rise of Knowledge Management