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Journal Issue
Volume 4 Issue 2, ICICKM 2005 / Mar 2006  pp91‑216

Editor: Charles Despres

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Generation of Human and Structural Capital: Lessons from Knowledge Management  pp91‑98

Henrik Agndal, Ulf Nilsson

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Knowledge Sharing in a Community of Practice: a Text‑Based Approach in Emergent Domains  pp99‑108

Rafif Al-Sayed, Khurshid Ahmad

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Knowledge Sharing Practices: Analysis of a Global Scandinavian Consulting Company  pp109‑116

Aurelie Arntzen Bechina, Thommy Bommen

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The Effect of Knowledge Management Context on Knowledge Management Practices: an Empirical Investigation  pp117‑128

Brian Detlor, Umar Ruhi, Ofir Turel, Pierrette Bergeron, Chun Wei Choo, Lorna Heaton, Scott Paquette

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Critical Knowledge Map as a Decision Tool for Knowledge Transfer Actions  pp129‑140

Jean-Louis Ermine, Imed Boughzala, Thierno Tounkara

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Knowledge Management Methodologies  pp141‑152

Hilary Kane, Gillian Ragsdell, Charles Oppenheim

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Effects of Knowledge Representation on Knowledge Acquisition and Problem Solving  pp153‑158

Mohamed Khalifa, Kathy Ning Shen

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Abstract

The way knowledge is represented influences the effectiveness with which that knowledge can be shared and reconstructed. Of particular interest to this study is the hypertext knowledge representation. Based on the schema theory, we propose a model explaining the effect of the hypertext knowledge representation on the user's problem solving performance. The sophistication of the knowledge structure that the user can construct from the hypertext knowledge representation is proposed as an intervening variable mediating the effect of hypertext on the problem solving performance. According to our model, the hypertext representation of the "collective schemata" of a group of experts allows the user to acquire a more complex and better integrated knowledge structure that is more similar to the experts' than does a linear representation. The model further hypothesizes that the complexity, integration and degree of similarity of an individual's schemata to that of domain experts in turn improves significantly the individual's problem solving performance. Compared to the linear representation, the hypertext representation of expert knowledge is expected to improve the quality of problem solving in the organization through the facilitation of the acquisition of more sophisticated knowledge structures by the users. A field experiment was used to verify the hypotheses of our model. This research demonstrates the important role of hypertext knowledge representation in supporting knowledge construction and problem solving. 

 

Keywords: Hypertext, knowledge representation, knowledge elicitation, knowledge construction, problem solving

 

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Ilídio Lopes, Maria do Rosário Martins

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Introducing a Toolbox for IC Measurement in the Iran Insurance Industry  pp169‑180

Adel Moslehi, Ali Mohaghar, Kambiz Badie, Caro Lucas

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The Effects on Knowledge Creation and Transfer in Production Process Verification due to Virtual Prototypes  pp181‑188

Dan Paulin

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MaKE First Steps: a Collaborative Approach to Defining Knowledge in Organisations  pp189‑206

Peter Sharp

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Balancing the Flows: Managing the Intellectual Capital Flows in Inter‑Organisational Projects  pp207‑216

Maria Solitander

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