Title: Knowledge management in Vedic society: a few lessons for the present age

Authors: P.N. Murthy

Addresses: Tata Consultancy Services, 1-2-10 Corormandel House, Sardar Patel, Secunderabad 500 003, India

Abstract: The term KM has become common now in the corporate world. This has come out of the need to keep abreast as a corporation with the accelerated development of technology and the almost immediate adoption of it for commercial exploitation. Speed therefore has forced the issue. Consequent on this are discussions about a knowledge society. But these terms are not well defined nor are the techniques of KM and the building of a KS. There has existed in India for several millennia a KS which is called the Vedic society. KM had been one of its great strengths. In this paper, it is examined whether some aspects of it can form the basis of corporate KM, even though the size of operations in each case is different.

Keywords: knowledge management; knowledge society; Vedic society; corporate KM; technological change; tacit knowledge; explicit knowledge.

DOI: 10.1504/IJITM.2003.003475

International Journal of Information Technology and Management, 2003 Vol.2 No.3, pp.214 - 225

Published online: 11 Sep 2003 *

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