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Knowledge, Organisation and Suggestion Schemes

Cooley, Roger and Helbling, Cornelia and Fuller, Ursula (2001) Knowledge, Organisation and Suggestion Schemes. In: Tsuchiya, S. and Barthes, J-P.A., eds. 8th International Symposium on the Management of Industrial and Corporate Knowledge. BUTC, France, pp. 47-56. ISBN 2-913923-03-8. (KAR id:13542)


After briefly reviewing the nature and status of suggestion schemes, the paper describes the significance of the paired concepts of ''tacit and explicit knowledge'' and ''individual and collective knowledge'' for suggestion schemes. It continues by considering the relationship of suggestion schemes to four ideal forms of organisation. This paper is grounded in fieldwork which has investigated both private sector and public sector suggestion schemes. The evidence of the field work is analysed in relationship to types of knowledge and idealised organisational forms. The purpose of this analysis is partly to improve the understanding of suggestion schemes, so that questions about their design and efficacy can be answered. It is also to show how suggestion schemes can be deployed within a knowledge management strategy.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Knowledge Management, Organization, Suggestion Schemes
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 17:58 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:51 UTC
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Cooley, Roger.

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Fuller, Ursula.

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