Knowledge Management and its Critics

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Knowledge Management and its Critics
This paper will briefly examine three articles on the topic of Knowledge Management (KM) with a view toward discovering the origins, development and possible future of this popular management strategy paradigm. The three articles under review here will include an interview with Karl-Erik Sveiby, one of the early pioneers of Knowledge Management; a recent philosophical critique of KM by Horst Pfeiffle; and finally a discussion of the phenomena of KM “gurus” or independent leaders whose contribution to the field may be of questionable validity.
An interview with Karl-Erik Sveiby which appears in a 2002 issue of Knowledge Management provides insightful background into the origins and early evolution of KM....
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.....icient at marketing and self-promotion, but may not necessarily possess anything of substance to offer their corporate clients (Burton, 2007, p. 19).
References
Burton, G. (2007). KM gurus: The path to enlightenment? Inside Knowledge 10:6, 16-19. Retrieved 23 January 2010 from: http://www.entovation.com/press-room/IK_Mar07_Feature_KM gurus.pdf.
Pfeiffle, H. (2009). Knowledge management. Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain. Retrieved 23 January 2010 from: http://www.philosophy-of-education.org/conferences/pdfs/Horst_Pfeiffle.pdf.
Sveiby, K. (2002). The knowledge: Karl-Erik Sveiby. Knowledge Management 6:1. Retrieved 23 January 2010
from: http://www.providersedge.com/docs/leadership_articles/The_knowledge _-_Karl-Erik_Sveiby.pdf.