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Author Drummond, Damon L. ♦ Burrows, Glen R. ♦ Martinsons, Maris G.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract China's high-priority effort to become a more knowledge-based economy and society means that knowledge management (KM) is increasingly important. For example, the timely transfer and use of business knowledge can provide a competitive advantage in practically any given industry. Despite its enormous promise in business and science, effective KM also faces formidable obstacles. Here, we explore the most notable ones in the China context.We have used surveys, interviews, focus groups, longitudinal case studies, and anecdotal information for more than a decade to develop an understanding of how knowledge is managed in China and its role in the country's drive for global competitiveness. KM in China is distinctive, constrained somewhat by technological limitations, but influenced more significantly by psychological factors (such as cultural values) among groups and social levels. Here, we describe the distinctive aspects of knowledge generation, documentation, transfer, and use that prevail in China today, highlighting the key factors influencing Chinese KM.
Description Affiliation: City University of Hong Kong and the Pacific Rim Institute for Studies of Management, Hong Kong (Martinsons, Maris G.) || Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Beppu City, Oita Prefecture, Japan (Drummond, Damon L.) || City University of Hong Kong (Burrows, Glen R.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 48
Issue Number 4
Page Count 4
Starting Page 73
Ending Page 76


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Source: ACM Digital Library