Special Issue "Knowledge Work Management"
A special issue of Administrative Sciences (ISSN 2076-3387).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2023 | Viewed by 2867
Knowledge in organisations resides both within a given organisation and with the individuals within it. Organisations usually deal with knowledge management while an individual knowledge worker is often left to personally deal with their own productivity. Of course, the fields intersect, and both improve productivity. Knowledge management involves knowledge storage (creation, acquisition, organisation, codification, and classification of knowledge), knowledge movement (sharing, transfer, application, protection, and retention of knowledge), and knowledge technologies (knowledge bases, expert systems, document management, search and support, and decision support). Knowledge workers are workers whose main capital is knowledge; hence, they own their means of production, which is a contrast to other workers, where organisations own the means of production. A knowledge worker’s productivity deals with tasks (classification, improvement, resources, and sourcing of tasks), task movement (delegation, elimination, automation, and re-use of tasks), and jobs (task selection, task series/process, environment, and placement). The fields overlap and impact both the organisation (objective, demand, culture, intellectual capital, strategy, and communication) and the individual (objective, capacity/knowledge, behaviour, motivation, work life balance, and personal resources); though these impacts occur to different degrees.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to explore the management of knowledge on both organisational and individual bases with the purpose of improving productivity.
Academics are encouraged to look at their field in regard to the overall management of productivity, including two dyads: organisations vs. individuals; knowledge management vs. knowledge worker productivity.
Prof. Dr. Gudmundur Valur Oddsson
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- knowledge management
- knowledge worker
- knowledge worker productivity