Organizational Metacognition: The Importance of Knowing the Knowledge Network

  title={Organizational Metacognition: The Importance of Knowing the Knowledge Network},
  author={John P. Looney and Mark E. Nissen},
  journal={2007 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'07)},
  • J. Looney, M. Nissen
  • Published 3 January 2007
  • Business
  • 2007 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'07)
Knowledge networking is important to most competitive enterprises today. Enterprise knowledge is becoming ever more specialized in nature, so no single person or organization can know everything in detail. Hence addressing complex, multidisciplinary problems requires developing and accessing a network of knowledgeable people and organizations. The problem is, many otherwise knowledgeable people and organizations are not fully aware of their knowledge networks, and even more problematic, they… 

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