Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 1997


Dundar F. Kocaoglu

Course Title

Management of Engineering and Technology

Course Number

EMGT 520/620


The management of organizational knowledge, a relatively new and challenging concept for most organizations, is introduced and discussed in this paper. Around this general topic, the author, Dr. Dutta conducted a series of important concepts from knowledge, organizational knowledge or organizational knowledge assets, Knowledge-Based Systems (KBS’s), to implementation strategies for KBS’s. There is an increasing consensus that the effective management of knowledge is an important basis of competitive advantage for corporations, and that KBS’s can have an important role in the management of organizational knowledge at all levels. Based on an understanding that with considerable progress in the underlying technologies, the major challenges in the implementation of KBS’s have evolved from technical matters and to organizational and strategic issues, Dr. Dutta proposed four different strategies ( guided, specialist, dispersed points, and dispersed clusters) and described them in relation to the different levels of organizational knowledge and the locus of responsibility for the development of KBS’s. Then, the technical, managerial and strategic implications of each of the four strategies have been discussed.


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