Knowledge Management in Superorganisms
F. J. Radermacher (Forschungsinstitut fuer anwendungsorientierte Wissensverarbeitung FAW, Germany)
Abstract: This paper deals with a general approach to knowledge management in companies and organizations. It strongly builds on insights concerning knowledge processing in superorganisms and reflects years of FAW experiences in applications. The paper in particular shows how (1) human resources, (2) issues of organization and (3) new IT systems interact in achieving a higher level of competence and competitiveness. In this context, dealing with non-explicit sources of knowledge is a major issue, too.
Keywords: IT systems, human resources, knowledge management, non-explicit knowledge, organizations, superorganisms