Title: An ontology oriented approach for knowledge criticality analysis

Authors: Charles-Emmanuel Foveau, Christophe Roche, Christophe Tricot

Addresses: Equipe Condillac – LISTIC, Universite de Savoie, Campus Scientifique 73376, Le Bourget du Lac cedex, France. ' Equipe Condillac – LISTIC, Universite de Savoie, Campus Scientifique 73376, Le Bourget du Lac cedex, France. ' Equipe Condillac – LISTIC, Universite de Savoie, Campus Scientifique 73376, Le Bourget du Lac cedex, France

Abstract: Knowledge criticality analysis is an important economic stake for enterprise. As a matter of fact, managers and decision-makers must be able to identify as quickly as possible what aspects of knowledge are critical or could be critical in a close future. This paper presents a methodology provided with tools for knowledge criticality analysis based on a competency oriented approach for the enterprise. This methodology relies first on enterprise ontology building and then on knowledge cartography. The enterprise ontology represents knowledge about competencies, jobs and projects when knowledge cartography allows to visualise the critical information mapped on the ontology.

Keywords: critical knowledge; enterprise ontology; knowledge management; knowledge cartography; competency; human resources management; HRM; criticality analysis.

DOI: 10.1504/WREMSD.2007.014051

World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2007 Vol.3 No.3/4, pp.343 - 357

Published online: 13 Jun 2007 *

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