Title: Understanding the relationship between Risk Management and Knowledge Management: a literature review and extension

Authors: Garrett Haltiwanger, Rafael E. Landaeta, Cesar Ariel Pinto, Andreas Tolk

Addresses: Northrop Grumman, Newport News VA 23607, USA. ' Old Dominion University, Norfolk VA 23529, USA. ' Old Dominion University, Norfolk VA 23529, USA. ' Old Dominion University, Norfolk VA 23529, USA

Abstract: Risk Management (RM) and Knowledge Management (KM) have mostly been treated as separate management philosophies. Some research has been conducted to apply the principles of KM in establishing RM plans. To a lesser extent, research has been conducted to apply the philosophies of RM to identify knowledge gaps and maintain corporate knowledge. More research is needed to further understand the links between the two philosophies and how they can be synthesised to increase success. The two management philosophies are complementary and principles of both can be combined in a comprehensive manner to benefit both academia and industry.

Keywords: KM; knowledge management; RM; risk management; literature review.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKMS.2010.038170

International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, 2010 Vol.4 No.3, pp.281 - 300

Available online: 19 Jan 2011 *

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