Exploring support for knowledge management in mobile work
|This paper reports fieldwork from the electrical utilities industry, examining the suitability of current knowledge management perspectives to the day-to-day work of mobile staff Reporting the results of the empirical study, we make a distinction between four aspects of local and mobile "knowledge managemenf as it took place in the mobile work settingsharing, i.e., several parties exchange knowledge; indexing, i.e., one party explains to another what knowledge to retrieve; diagnosing, i.e., two parties make sense of how to interpret a situation, and; foreseeing, i.e , one party (or more) uses knowledge to project the future. We compare and contrast the empirical findings with current knowledge management perspectives, and outline an initial sketch of a framework for "practical knowledge management."
|Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
|ECSCW 1999: Proceedings of the Sixth European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work
|Exploring support for knowledge management in mobile work
|12–16 September 1999