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An Assessment of Topic Areas Covered in KM Journals (2000–2005)

An Assessment of Topic Areas Covered in KM Journals (2000–2005)
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Author(s): Donnie Harp (Air Force Communications Agency, Scott AFB, USA), Summer Bartczak (Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, USA), Todd Peachey (Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, USA) and Alan Heminger (Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, USA)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 5
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch042
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378

Abstract

In recent years, knowledge management (KM) has received increasing attention from researchers and practitioners. In 2005, Peachey, et al, explored the KM literature that appeared in information systems (IS) journals. However, while KM articles initially appeared in IS journals, KM specific journals have begun to appear on the scene. This research reviews the literature published in KM-specific journals from 2000 to 2005. Using content analysis, this research explores the literature in KM-specific journals to determine the nature of the body of knowledge in KM. The results indicate that, although the coverage of KM topics within KM-specific journals is fairly evenly distributed, the KM topic of knowledge transfer has been receiving the greatest amount of attention by researchers and practitioners contributing to these journals. Additionally, the comparison of the two bodies of literature (KM journals and IS journals) shows that there are differences in the coverage of knowledge application.

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