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Journal Issue
Volume 14 Issue 3 / Aug 2016  pp113‑190

Editor: Vincent Ribiere

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Editorial  pp113‑114

Vincent Ribiere

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Taking a Knowledge Perspective on Needs: Presenting Two Case Studies Within an Educational Environment in Austria  pp115‑127

Alexander Kaiser, Florian Kragulj, Thomas Grisold

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Mining Knowledge of the Patient Record: The Bayesian Classification to Predict and Detect Anomalies in Breast CancerŽ  pp128‑139

Souad Demigha

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An Analysis of Knowledge Management Lifecycle Frameworks: Towards a Unified Framework  pp140‑153

Mzwandile Muzi Shongwe

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Abstract: Knowledge management (KM) has gained popularity in recent times because knowledge is regarded as a vital resource in todays economy. The popularity of KM has led to the creation of the KM field. Organisations have adopted KM because of its as sociation with competitive advantage. Over the years, theories, models and frameworks have been developed to inform KM research and practice. KM lifecycle frameworks seem to dominate the KM literature. Too many of them have been created over the years, th us causing confusion about which one to choose for research and practice. The study analyses 20 prominent KM lifecycle frameworks, and proposes a unified framework. The unified framework aims to eliminate the confusion created by having too many framework s with many different processes. Quantitative and qualitative content analysis was used to analyse the 20 frameworks. Processes appearing in all frameworks were listed and counted to determine the most prominent. After eliminating synonyms used to describ e the processes, qualitative content analysis was used to group them into themes. Five prominent KM processes were discovered: knowledge transfer, storage, application, creation, and acquisition (K‑TSACA). The conclusion of the study is that organisatio ns and researchers seem to focus mostly on five KM processes, hence their popularity/dominance over others.  


Keywords: Keywords: knowledge management, knowledge management frameworks, knowledge management strategies, knowledge management lifecycle, unified framework, knowledge management lifecycle framework


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A Theoretical Model to Integrate PKM with Kolbs Learning Model for Mitigating Risks From Exhaustive Internet Exposures  pp166‑176

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The Inventive output, of an Effective implementation of Knowledge and Performance Management Perspectives  pp177‑190

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