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Title: Understanding the knowledge construct.
metadata.dc.title.book: Knowledge-Based Enterprise: Theories and Fundamentals
Authors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Editors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Von Lubitz, Dag
Other Authors: Von Lubitz, Dag
Keywords: Knowledge Management
Knowledge Construct
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: IGI Global
Abstract: Central to any in depth understanding of KM is the comprehension of the construct of knowledge itself. knowledge is a curious construct that exhibits many facets and is difficult to define. In its application to business, numerous synonyms and related terms such as ability, capability, know-how, know-what, core competencies, intelligence, proficiency, and intuition are frequently used to name but a few. Yet, these terms only serve to describe at best few of the facets of knowledge and hence only ever partially substitute its meaning. Debates about what knowledge is and is not have permeated since the discussions of philosophers such as Aristotle, Plato, and Socrates right up to modern times. Such discussions have assisted in shaping the knowledge construct and underscore its complexities.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11434/1657
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-237-4.ch002
ISBN: 9781599042374
Type: Chapter
Affiliated Organisations: Health Informatics
Appears in Collections:Health Informatics

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