Title

Knowledge management in public sector universities of Pakistan

Abstract/Description

In the modern era of globalization of business, 'Information & Knowledge' is considered as the most vital resource for organizational stability. Businesses significantly depend on efficient management of 'Information' and transforming it into 'Knowledge'. Even though Information and Knowledge have been recognized as the vital resource, still the concepts of 'Information Systems' and 'Knowledge Management' are yet misunderstood. The paper firstly reviews the foundations of Information Systems to establish the basis for the conceptual understanding of 'Knowledge Management'. With these theoretical bases, then a generalized model for 'Knowledge Management' has been proposed. The discussion continues with concepts as to how this model can be used to efficiently manage 'Knowledge' in any public sector university of Pakistan. Finally, the implications of this model are discussed with directions for further research.

Location

Crystal Ball Room A, Hotel Pearl Continental, Karachi, Pakistan

Session Theme

Management Information Systems [MIS]

Session Type

Other

Session Chair

Dr. Qaisar Durrani

Start Date

27-8-2005 4:00 PM

End Date

27-8-2005 4:20 PM

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Knowledge management in public sector universities of Pakistan

Crystal Ball Room A, Hotel Pearl Continental, Karachi, Pakistan

In the modern era of globalization of business, 'Information & Knowledge' is considered as the most vital resource for organizational stability. Businesses significantly depend on efficient management of 'Information' and transforming it into 'Knowledge'. Even though Information and Knowledge have been recognized as the vital resource, still the concepts of 'Information Systems' and 'Knowledge Management' are yet misunderstood. The paper firstly reviews the foundations of Information Systems to establish the basis for the conceptual understanding of 'Knowledge Management'. With these theoretical bases, then a generalized model for 'Knowledge Management' has been proposed. The discussion continues with concepts as to how this model can be used to efficiently manage 'Knowledge' in any public sector university of Pakistan. Finally, the implications of this model are discussed with directions for further research.