Title: Education and training in the knowledge-based economy: the application of knowledge management

Authors: John E. Psarras

Addresses: Institute of Communications and Computer Systems, National Technical University of Athens, 9, Iroon Polytechniou street, Zografou 15773, Athens, Greece

Abstract: Knowledge Management (KM) has recently received considerable attention in the computer information systems community and is continuously gaining interest by industry, enterprises and academia. As we are moving into an era of |knowledge capitalism|, KM in combination with information management will play a fundamental role towards the success of transforming individual knowledge into organisational knowledge. The increasing economic importance of knowledge, which nowadays redefines the links among education, work and learning and makes the role of KM quite crucial. This paper presents the key concepts of KM, discusses their applicability to education and training and proposes new ways of using KM for the development of modern education and training in the new knowledge-based economy.

Keywords: knowledge management; KM; education; training; knowledge-based economy; information management; organisational knowledge.

DOI: 10.1504/IJITM.2007.011909

International Journal of Information Technology and Management, 2007 Vol.6 No.1, pp.92 - 104

Published online: 31 Dec 2006 *

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