Information Impact: Journal of Information and Knowledge Management

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Knowledge management: processes and systems

Magnus O. Igbinovia, Iguehi J. Ikenwe


The paper examines the concept of knowledge and knowledge management; nature and lifecycle of knowledge management. It also review the various processes involved in knowledge acquisition and generation, knowledge capture, knowledge storage, knowledge sharing and knowledge application. The paper also discusses the various forms of knowledge elicitation to include questionnaire, interview, observation, role reversal technique, and discussion forums as well as the forms of knowledge representation to include report writing, database management system and institutional repositories. The paper shield light on the various technologies that aids knowledge management practice chief among which are groupware, electronic mail, database management system, data mart, data warehouse among others.

Keywords: knowledge, knowledge management, knowledge sharing, knowledge application

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