Books on Knowledge Management
From just a few books in the 1990s, there has been a plethora of books coming onto the marketplace. This section is still under development so the links below will take you to the books featured on our archive website. However, many of the classic books written in the 1995-2005 period have stood the test of time, while many newer books seem to add little to our overall body of knowledge. If you have a post-2005 book you would like to recommend, please contact the reviewer, David Skyrme (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
We have reviewed - and read! - many books on knowledge management. Our gold star selection is a must on every self-respecting KMers bookshelf. Other categories covered are introductory, inspirational, general, case studies, techniques and specialist topics, such as communities, human capital, measurement, storytelling etc.
This book by David Skyrme and published by Butterworth-Heinemann explains the strategic, organizational and human impact of technologies that support knowledge: the internet and collaborative technologies. It shows how they can transform organizational practices and help to improve performance at all levels, for knowledge workers, virtual teams, knowledge-based enterprises and collaborative networks. Widely used on knowledge management degree courses, copies of this book, although out-of-print, are often available. There is also a Kindle edition.
This book by David Skyrme and published by Butterworth-Heinemann followed on from the earlier book provides insights on how an organization can capitalize on its internal knowledge. It outlines the building blocks for converting knowledge assets into knowledge products and services and how to use the internet as a marketing and delivery vehicle. Although some of the specific companies cited did not survive the dot.com collapse, the principles are as sound today as when first written in 2001. Like its predecessor, copies of this book are generally available and there is also a Kindle edition.
Last updated: 14th April 2011