Summary: This book serves as a reference for individuals interested in knowledge management (KM) and educational issues surrounding KM. It looks at KM as an emerging profession and the need to educate a new generation of knowledge professionals to deal with managing knowledge on the one hand and managing knowledge workers on the other hand. In particular, it examines the skills and competencies of knowledge professionals; and how educational programs can address these demands - covering such issues as determining the optimal mix of subjects from the various disciplines that develop the requisite professional competencies. Key Features: It is the first book to cover KM education Adopts a multidisciplinary approach to KM education Based on the many years of experience of the author in KM education Covers KM professional skills and competencies Provides a road map to KM education The Author: Professor Hawamdeh is based at Oklahoma University in the USA.
Readership: The book is of interest to knowledge management professionals and academics; librarians and other information professionals; graduates and undergraduates involved in KM courses, and other courses where KM is an important element.
Dr Suliman Al-Hawamdeh is Professor of Knowledge Management at Oklahoma University. He acts as a consultant to many public and private sector organisations around the world, is Editor in Chief of the Journal of Information and Knowledge Management and the author of Information and Knowledge Society (McGraw-Hill).