Chapter 2

History and Evolution of Knowledge Management Systems


This chapter describes the history of knowledge management (KM) and discusses the evolution of different knowledge management systems. The history of KM is traced back to early civilization, where great efforts were made to preserve knowledge gained through experience and reflection over long periods of time. A brief description of different systems of management of knowledge is provided to give the reader an indication of how the practice of knowledge management developed.


Knowledge management; History; Knowledge management systems

Early Civilizations

The history of knowledge management (KM) can be traced back to the earliest civilizations. The palace archives ...

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