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From traditional knowledge management in hierarchical organizations to a network centric paradigm for a changing world. By Kate Crawford, Helen Hasan, Leoni Warne, Henry Linger Cheng Zhan Leadership & Innovation In Complex Systems 11.05.2010 At the beginning of the 21 st century, all organizations need to engage the
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continually changing social and economic landscape in which they operate. In this landscape organizations need to be responsive, flexible and agile and acquire the capability to leverage information and use collective knowledge to make appropriate decisions quickly and effectively adapt to environmental changes and opportunities, most important is innovation, and maintain the positive position in the intensive competition. In this paper, practitioners mainly talk about the practice of knowledge management. This allows knowledge workers to participate in dynamic processes that generate and use collective knowledge. In the complexity system, there have some reasons that enterprise need knowledge management. First, increasingly fierce market competition and faster innovation that make companies must constantly acquire new knowledge and use of knowledge to create value for business and society. Second, environmental uncertainty. Environmental uncertainty reflected in the competition as a result of uncertainty and ambiguity of the uncertainty brought about. In a dynamic uncertain environment, technology updates faster, learning has become a fundamental guarantee for survival, members access to knowledge and the ability to use knowledge as the organization's core skills. Knowledge has become the basis for competitive advantage, and become important to the scarcity of assets. Forth, globalization of business enterprises have the
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