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Knowledge Management in Practice by Anthony J. Rhem

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Chapter 13

“A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste!”: Knowledge Management Education

As knowledge management (KM) challenges top the agenda of many CEOs (Yunginger, 2013), an emphasis on getting more value from corporate knowledge assets has heightened the interest in KM as a professional area of practice. Providing education in KM, which can include specialized courses, seminars, certifications, and formal undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, is leading the way in preparing future KM practitioners to meet this challenge. On the other hand, it has also raised questions about the educational foundation needed to support the profession.

Despite the wealth of published and informal literature, although derived from practice, and dialog on ...

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