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Knowledge Management and Higher Education: A UK Case Study

Desireé Cranfield Orcid Logo, Professor John Taylor

The Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management, Volume: 6, Issue: 2

Swansea University Author: Desireé Cranfield Orcid Logo

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This paper presents the initial findings of a case study conducted at seven Higher Education Institutions within the United Kingdom. The Case Study utilizes Stankosky’s Knowledge Management (KM) pillars to enterprise learning – leadership, organization, technology and learning - as a lens to investi...

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Published in: The Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management
ISSN: 1479-4411
Published: 2008
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