Chapter 2: Knowledge management placement in organizations
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There are many books, articles and blogs about the value of Knowledge Management (KM) in organizations and its tools and strategies. However, there is very little to no information about structural elements and operational strategies which can make a program successful. Two of those elements are placement of the KM program in an organization and the level of its staff. In fact, the first question most leaders ask, after deciding to establish a KM program is: "Where do we put the Knowledge Management program?" This chapter examines the advantages and disadvantages of placing the Knowledge Management program under various organizational units and departments, including establishing a stand-alone KM unit. It also provides a framework for further research in this area, which is critically needed.

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