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5 Effective Books On Knowledge Management

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5 Effective Books On Knowledge Management

Apr 15, 2021   |  By
KMI Guest Blogger Lauren Groff

Believe it or not, knowledge management (KM) is a key discipline that one must learn in the following fields:

  • Business administration
  • Information science
  • Information systems
  • Library science, AND
  • Management

As such, knowledge management is a discipline that demonstrates the processes of creating, sharing, using, and managing organizational knowledge and information. Since it uses knowledge to its advantage, KM is often described as a multidisciplinary approach to achieve organizational objectives in various fields (like the ones mentioned).

So, if you’re looking to learn about knowledge management, or want to brush up on your skills, then check out these 5 books!

1. Knowledge Retention: Strategies And Solutions – Jay Liebowitz

“Jay Liebowitz focuses on the knowledge retention part of knowledge management,” says Richard Green, a writer at Assignment Help and UKWritings. “Knowledge retention has to do with managerial initiatives that handle the assessing and retaining of the most critical knowledge within a company. With loss of employees from any circumstance in mind, KR is crucial in knowledge management, or KM.”

2. Knowledge Management – Paul Gamble & John Blackwell

Paul Gamble and John Blackwell team up to write this definitive guide on KM. In this book, the authors present readers with logical and methodical theories, while including the following:

  • Examples
  • Stories
  • Quotes, etc.

With the theories and concepts demonstrated in the book, readers can implement these strategies in their real-life KM projects and organizations.

However, the most important part – the meat – of the book comes from the authors looking at both knowledge and KM in full depth. As both entities are put into focus, readers are taken through many elements that make the relationship between the two outside the firm (or business or organization). When doing so, the book keeps its human focus while considering technological elements.

3. The Power Of KM: Harnessing The Extraordinary Value Of Knowledge Management – Brent N. Hunter

While this book serves as an introduction to KM, Brent N. Hunter still pleases readers with the clear and concise basics of KM. From step-by-step strategies to comprehensive and universal ones, KM can be implemented in any organization.

Hunter suggests that KM is helpful in the following scenarios:

KM can bring enrichment to a business or organization.
KM can help optimize your personal life.
KM can also optimize any and all levels of society. AND
When used worldwide, KM can be extremely powerful alongside regular knowledge.

4. Knowledge Management in Theory and Practice – Kimiz Dalkir

“With knowledge management, there are theoretical aspects to consider,” says Arthur Bowman, a management expert at Revieweal and Essay Services. “Kimiz Dalkir’s book shows you how to use various techniques for knowledge capture, such as road maps, action learning, and so on. Instead of heavily relying on case studies and personal experiences to fully demonstrate KM, this book gives readers tools and instructions on how to make this discipline work for them.”

With that said, Dalkir’s book will cover the following essential elements of KM:

Knowledge application
Knowledge management strategy
Knowledge management tools
Knowledge sharing
Organizational culture

5. Knowledge Management – Shelda Debowski

Finally, Shelda Debowski presents a detailed overview of KM in her book. In Knowledge Management, the author explores the concept of KM from a leadership role and or a strategic management perspective, thus demonstrating the process of designing and introducing KM in a company or organization. Based on this focus – which increases as the book progress – KM has become a thing in the business community and education, thus creating a framework for those wanting to implement this strategic approach. As you can see, this framework is driven by people, not machines.

Another thing that the book talks about is how KM affect the inner workings of an organization. The very essence of KM is (and should be) based on the following:

  • Strong leadership
  • Strategic management, AND
  • Effectively managed service

You’ll then seeing the benefits of collecting, organizing and sharing the knowledge base of your workforce, as a leader (or related role). In short, when it comes to being a leader, or having some form of leadership role in your company, KM helps you not only track your employees’ knowledge bank, but also helps you create and maintain a knowledge culture in that same environment.


So, there you have it!

Knowledge management is essential for business practices, leadership roles, and other important roles in various industries. So, if you’re craving more knowledge in knowledge management, or if you’re just diving into the world of KM, then check out these 5 books. Happy reading!


Lauren Groff is a writer and editor at Research Paper Writing and Big Assignments. She is also a blogger at Boomessays Review. As a content writer, she writes articles about business, library science, and informational trends.


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