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Knowledge management initiatives: learning from failure

Storey, John and Barnett, Elizabeth (2000). Knowledge management initiatives: learning from failure. Journal of Knowledge Management, 4(2) pp. 145–156.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1108/13673270010372279
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Abstract

Large numbers of organizations are taking great interest in the idea of knowledge management and many are launching knowledge management initiatives and programmes. A large proportion of such initiatives will fail. Yet, despite the injunctions to “learn from failure”, little detailed attention has been paid to why and how these apparently popular initiatives run into difficulties. The purpose of this article is to examine, in some unusual detail, a significant example of a failed knowledge management initiative in order to analyse what went wrong and to identify the key learning points.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2000 MCB University Press
ISSN: 1367-3270
Keywords: Knowledge; learning; business failure
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for People and Organisations
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 46437
Depositing User: John Storey
Date Deposited: 27 May 2016 10:52
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2018 18:53
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/46437
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