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Volume 7 Issue 2, ICICKM 2008 / Jun 2009  pp199‑296

Editor: Kevin O'Sullivan

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Knowledge Management in the Brazilian Agribusiness Industry: a Case Study at Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira (Sugarcane Technology Center)  pp199‑210

Rivadavia Correa Drummond de Alvarenga Neto, Rogério Salles Loureiro

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Success Factors in Implementing Knowledge Based Systems  pp211‑218

Aurilla Aurelie Arntzen Bechina, Martin Nkosi Ndlela

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Leadership Imperatives of the Information Age  pp219‑226

Norman Crane, Cathryn Downes, Philip Irish, Irving Lachow, Mary McCully

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Information is becoming the engine, resource, and commodity that drives the economy and social institutions, as well as our personal and professional lives. Because we are living in a unique period of human history, we may not appreciate the scope, speed, and impact of Information Age change. Framing six characteristics of the Information Age, this paper suggests resulting imperatives for leaders who must create and lead Information Age organizations. They must leverage human and other resources, and solve today's complex and wicked problems to achieve organizational and cross‑boundary goals. Global engagement, no longer limited by time or space, is enabled by worldwide information communication and technology networks that are instant, non‑hierarchical, and dynamic. Smaller devices, tagging, and the integration of media and sources foster communication, collaboration, and innovation, along with new expectations for ourselves and others to be "always on" and responsive. In this dense information environment leaders face the danger of heightened decision uncertainty in a sea of meaningless, fragmented but apparently inter‑connected data. Increasingly complex, chaotic, fragmented, interdependent wicked problems require new cross‑boundary perspectives and deeper understanding. In the Information Age solo action focused on control of resources is giving way for former competitors to create win‑win partnerships. Dynamic human networks are replacing, complementing, and competing with hierarchical organizations as powerful systems for communicating, sharing, and organizing. The authors, faculty members at a U.S. Government graduate institution, explore the essential elements of the Information Age and their imperatives for leaders, especially government leaders, who can create and lead organizations in this new environment. 


Keywords: Information age, leadership, wicked problems, human networks, globalization, technology


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Diffusion Characteristics for Community Economic  pp227‑232

Scott Erickson, Helen Rothberg

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Enhancing the Reusability of Inter‑Organizational Knowledge: an Ontology‑Based Collaborative Knowledge Management Network  pp233‑244

Nelson Leung, Sim Kim Lau, Joshua Fan

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Designing a Strategy Formulation Process for New, Technology‑Based Firms: a Knowledge‑based Approach  pp245‑254

Antonios Livieratos

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Mobile Knowledge Tool‑kit to Create a Paradigm Shift in Higher Education  pp255‑260

Nader Nada, Mohamed Kholief, Shehab Tawfik, Noha Metwally

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Dynamic Knowledge Management Toolkit  pp261‑266

Nader Nada, Mohamed Kholief, Mahmoud. Ghanem, W. Bakry

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Questioning the Positive Effect of External Knowledge Transfer Incurred by Industry Attractiveness: the Case of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)  pp267‑276

Evangelia Siachou, Anthony Ioannidis

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Assessing the Drivers of Virtual Knowledge Management Impact in European Firms' Performance: an Exploratory Analysis  pp277‑286

Flavio Tiago, Maria Teresa Borges Tiago, João Pedro Couto

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The Role of Knowledge Flow in the Thai GUIN Version of the Triple Helix Model  pp287‑296

Lugkana Worasinchai

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