Knowledge-Driven Change in Academic Organizations: A Knowledge Management Perspective

By Manu Rajan and Roby Rajan.

Published by The Organization Collection

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This paper takes a critical look at the several new initiatives spurred by information technologies undertaken in institutions of higher education, argues that a technology centric approach can lead to wastage of resources, and advocates a knowledge-based approach to the reorganization and functioning of the university system. ‘Knowledge management’ has been in vogue in business circles for some time: this paper makes the case for knowledge management in institutions of higher education as well. A knowledge-based approach is best facilitated through the setting up of knowledge management centers in such institutions.

Keywords: Knowledge Management, Academic Organizations, Universities, Higher Learning

The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 7, Issue 5, pp.73-80. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 572.280KB).

Manu Rajan

Scientific Officer, National Center for Science Information, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Over 15 years experience in knowledge-management in a premier scientific and technological university.

Roby Rajan

Professor, Department of Business, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA

Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Virginia Tech, 1983, and author of many journal publications.

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