Wisdom Management : ECKM 2007-2017 Review

Baiget, Joan Wisdom Management : ECKM 2007-2017 Review., 2017 . In ECKM 2017 : 18th European Conference on Knowledge Management, Barcelona (Spain), 7-8 September 2017. (Unpublished) [Conference paper]

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Based on articles and findings suggested a decade ago, this paper proceeds to a critical review of Knowledge Management (KM) and its evolution to what we may agree to call Wisdom Management (WM). What has happened in this area during this period (2007-2017)? Is Knowledge Management still alive? Is there truly an evolution towards Wisdom Management? What signs can be detected in the market? Is technology sensitive to this context? What are the opinions of the various authors in this discipline? Can we venture a new forecast? This paper aims to consider all these issues. The paper begins by offering some context (Introduction) and then it details the tenets originally defended and the forecasts presented at the European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM) in 2007. Once this groundwork is established, the paper proceeds to consider an overview of this period (Reflections on a Decade). Although the time frame in question is only about 10 years, it has been a very significant period for Knowledge Management. This paper analyses differing views—from the decline of the practice and its diminishing popularity to voices that claim that the concept has reached its social “maturity”. It also analyses trends witnessed in Knowledge Management and Technology and review the popularity of Wisdom Management and the current trends of all these issues. Finally, in the Conclusions section, the paper reflects on the accuracy of forecasts made a decade ago and ventures to offer new forecasts confirming or diverging from previous ones. The paper faces mainly two predictions made in 2005 and presented at ECKM 2007: a) a new cycle of technical expertise in organisations will emerge (2010’s) and b) we must prepare for another management cycle (2020’s?) based on wisdom. This is just an opinion paper; it is not intended as a formal investigation.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: knowledge management (KM), wisdom management (WM), information and communication technology (ICT), artificial intelligence (AI)
Subjects: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information.
B. Information use and sociology of information
F. Management. > FJ. Knowledge management
L. Information technology and library technology
Depositing user: Joan Baiget
Date deposited: 16 Jan 2018 07:52
Last modified: 13 Mar 2018 08:17
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/32098


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