Knowledge Management in Law Firms

@article{Kabene2006KnowledgeMI,
  title={Knowledge Management in Law Firms},
  author={Stefane M. Kabene and Philip King and Nada Skaini},
  journal={J. Inf. Law Technol.},
  year={2006},
  volume={2006}
}
Traditional methods of managing human capital, innovation, and learning within organizations, particularly law firms, have proven ineffective as they often fail to contribute to a firm’s success. [...] Key Result The results of this study demonstrate the importance of human resources in the implementation and direction of knowledge management. Human resources (HR) is required to generate an organizational culture of knowledge sharing through the implementation of policies and reward systems, including pay-for…Expand
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