The intranet: a platform for knowledge management systems based on knowledge mapping.
KeywordKnowledge management systems
Knowledge management platform
Web-based knowledge management
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AbstractThis paper presents a discussion based on a literature review and a case study on the suitability of using an intranet as a platform to implement Knowledge Management System (KMS). A description of Knowledge Management (KM) and the current research carried out in this area, with examples of web-based KMS systems currently implemented in organisations, are presented. Further, this paper then describes how knowledge mapping of an organisation's intranet as a form of a KMS can be used to promote the re-utilisation of knowledge, which will contribute to the competitiveness of the organisation. A case study that illustrates and presents evidence of the need and suitability of such a system is provided. The paper ends with a proposal for future research to be carried out in this area.
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CitationBuniyamin, N and Barber, K.D. (2004). The intranet: a platform for knowledge management systems based on knowledge mapping. International Journal of Technology Management. Vol. 28, No. 7/8, pp. 729-746.
Link to publisher’s versionhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJTM.2004.005780
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