Personal knowledge management: supporting individual knowledge worker performance

  title={Personal knowledge management: supporting individual knowledge worker performance},
  author={Kirby Wright},
  journal={Knowledge Management Research \& Practice},
  • Kirby Wright
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • Knowledge Management Research & Practice
Based on an exploratory study of the work and learning processes of highly skilled and experienced knowledge workers, this paper explores an alternative perspective to knowledge management, one that focuses on how individual workers apply knowledge processes to support their day-to-day work activities – broadly characterized as problem solving – and learning practices. Developing the concept of Personal Knowledge Management, the paper presents an emergent model that links distinctive types of… Expand
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