Learning from Alliances: Knowledge Management or “Ignorance” Management?

By Shankar Sankaran, Alexander Kouzmin and Stewart Hase.

Published by The Organization Collection

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

These five papers present research on much neglected issues of organizational ignorance, incompetence and failure within Knowledge Management and Knowledge Transfer contexts

Keywords: Knowledge Management, Organizational Ignorance, Incompetance and Failure, Careless Conversations, Toxic Organizations, Cost versus Capacity

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp.155-164. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 882.476KB).

A/Prof. Shankar Sankaran

Professor Sankaran teaches knowledge management to MBA students and supervises doctoral students researching in the area of knowledge management. He also assists organisations implementing knowledge management as part of his research portfolio. Prior to joining academia he was a Director of Engineering at the regional headquarters of a Japanese multinational company.

Prof Alexander Kouzmin

Professor Alexander Kouzmin teaches courses in Strategic Management and Critical Issues in Management and supervises PH.D/DBA candidates. He has published more than 265 research papers and book chapters. He is a founding Co-editor of Blackwell’s international Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, published quarterly since March 1993. Since 1994, he has been listed with Who’s Who in Australia and, since 2000, with The International Who’s Who in Management Sciences

Dr Stewart Hase

Stewart Hase is a psychologist with an interest in work, and work and learning. He is fascinated by processes within organisations and particularly by expressions of intrapsychic phenomena and how to use psychotherapeutic methods to address them.


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