Review: Knowledge Management and Knowledge Management Systems: Conceptual Foundations and Research Issues

  title={Review: Knowledge Management and Knowledge Management Systems: Conceptual Foundations and Research Issues},
  author={Maryam Alavi and Dorothy E. Leidner},
  journal={MIS Q.},
Knowledge is a broad and abstract notion that has defined epistemological debate in western philosophy since the classical Greek era. In the past few years, however, there has been a growing interest in treating knowledge as a significant organizational resource. Consistent with the interest in organizational knowledge and knowledge management (KM), IS researchers have begun promoting a class of information systems, referred to as knowledge management systems (KMS). The objective of KMS is to… 

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