Preface

Knowledge flows along existing pathways in organizations. If we want to understand how to improve the flow of knowledge, we need to understand those pathways. (Prusak, 2005.)1

The early approaches to knowledge management (KM) have focused on knowledge as a thing, because in those days technology focused on codification, but forgot the flow aspects. Now, with social computing, we can also manage flow, although we still need human contact and interaction. Trying to prioritise one form over another is a mistake, but an all-too-common one.2

This is a key aspect, and it has provoked the reflections in this book as to how Network Technology (NT) can support, foster and enhance knowledge management, sharing and development processes in ...

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