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HTML version How 'real' knowledge management can save not only the failing model of systems performance but also the failing model of management originally devised for the industrial economy. PDF version The first comprehensive analysis relating knowledge management and its integration into enterprise business processes for achieving agility and adaptability often associated with the "real time enterprise" business models.
It constitutes critical knowledge for organizations that must depend on information and communication technologies for increasing strategic agility and adaptability.
Tom Stewart once remarked in Fast Company magazine: One flaw in knowledge management is that it often neglects to ask what knowledge to manage and toward what end. Knowledge management activities are all over the map: Building databases, measuring intellectual capital, establishing corporate libraries, building intranets, sharing best practices, installing groupware, leading training programs, leading cultural change, fostering collaboration, creating virtual organizations -- all of these are knowledge management, and every functional and staff leader can lay claim to it.
But no one claims the big question: PDF version Journal of Management Information Systems Information technology IT adoption research recognizes theoretical limitations in discerning if and when user behavior results from perceived external influences or from personal volition.
A clear understanding of this issue requires a precise distinction between mandatory and volitional behaviors. Consistent with organ-ismic integration theory OITthis study situates the locus of user motivations inside the user.
Drawing upon an endogenous view of behaviors, this research makes three key contributions. First, it develops the theoretical basis for clearly discerning if and when behavior results from perceived external influences or from personal volition. Specifi cally, it examines how endogenous psychological feelings of autonomy, free-dom, confl ict, and external pressure can predict and explain user intentions.
Second, it proposes that behavior may result from combinations of perceived external influences and personal volition. Recognizing how such "collections of motivations" together influence behavior advances our understanding beyond the "dichotomy" of extrinsic versus intrinsic motivations often adopted in prior research.
Third, it proposes that some desired behaviors may be thwarted or impeded by a confl ict between perceived external influences and personal volition. However, design and execution of such systems based upon textbook definitions of management suited for the assembly line production and industrial management economy is unsuitable for knowledge professions and knowledge workers.
For knowledge work and knowledge professions, management must not be interpreted as control and managerial compliance must be the last item on the list of managers' socio-technical strategies for seeking system user commitment.
This scientific research paper with high impact pragmatic implications offers managers and researchers a methodology to conceptualize and measure system user commitment and understand how to apply it to see if managerial strategies trying to seek user commitment are really succeeding.
Neither of the opposing camps can ignore the fact the business performance of IT derives not from IT investments alone that is, if IT matters but depends on whether and how IT is used [1, 2, 11].
The causal links between IT and productivity depicted in macro-economic , firm-level , and country-level  research ultimately depend upon system-level use by motivated and committed users.
Neither of these analyses can ignore the fact that usage behaviors finally determine if the systems are effectively used, misused, abused, or not used at all . Hence, it is time to move beyond the rhetoric on "Does IT Matter? Given the current emphasis on doing more with less, managers should also recognize that a firm's direct investments in IT may not correlate with the business performance of IT.
CRM systems focusing on maximizing transaction values are "ultimately doomed. This research develops theory-based empirical understanding of their core concept of "psychological self-determination" that is central to the new enterprise logic of customer relationships.
By situating the proposed construct within technology acceptance research, we outline how future CRM implementation research can benefit from better understanding about consumers' perceptions and behaviors.
The theoretical construct and proposed measures are empirically validated in an organizational implementation of a communication, collaboration, and coordination system.
Directions for extending this research to design and implementation of new CRM systems are offered. New Myths and Old Realities Interview with CIO Insight Don't get overly confused by similar sounding acronyms such as expertise location management ELM systems, knowledge management systems, electronic yellow pages, corporate yellow pages, or the good old fashioned 'directory.
Also, at the same functional level, regardless of the name given to them, the same issues of user motivation and commitment essentially determine their success or failure. User commitment and user motivation are the core issues that will ultimately determine if high quality data, information, and knowledge are shared or used or are even created to begin with.A MGI report highlighted the transformational potential of big schwenkreis.com years later, we remain convinced that this potential has not been oversold.
In fact, the convergence of several technology trends is accelerating progress. Jun 30, · Technology has revolutionized the way companies conduct business by enabling small businesses to level the playing field with larger organizations.
Small businesses use an array of tech. Adapting to change quickly is a key way to ensure your business enjoys sustained growth.
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