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Emergent Knowledge Strategies

Strategic Thinking in Knowledge Management

  • Offers a fresh perspective on knowledge management and strategic thinking

  • Provides new reflections on the emerging domain of knowledge strategies

  • Presents a critical analysis of the current state of organizational knowledge dynamics


Part of the Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning book series (IAKM, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Ettore Bolisani, Constantin Bratianu
    Pages 1-22
  3. Ettore Bolisani, Constantin Bratianu
    Pages 23-47
  4. Ettore Bolisani, Constantin Bratianu
    Pages 49-72
  5. Ettore Bolisani, Constantin Bratianu
    Pages 73-95
  6. Ettore Bolisani, Constantin Bratianu
    Pages 97-115
  7. Ettore Bolisani, Constantin Bratianu
    Pages 117-145
  8. Ettore Bolisani, Constantin Bratianu
    Pages 147-174
  9. Ettore Bolisani, Constantin Bratianu
    Pages 175-198
  10. Ettore Bolisani, Constantin Bratianu
    Pages 199-200

About this book


This book is intended to spark a discourse on, and contribute to finding a clear consensus in, the debate between conceptualizing a knowledge strategy and planning a knowledge strategy. It explores the complex relationship between the notions of knowledge and strategy in the business context, one that is of practical importance to companies. After reviewing the extant literature, the book shows how the concept of knowledge strategies can be seen as a new perspective for exploring business strategies. It proposes a new approach that clarifies how planned and emergent knowledge strategies allow companies to make projections into the uncertain and unpredictable future that dominates today’s economy.


Knowledge dynamics Data mining Strategic management Uncertainty Information economy Analytics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Management and EngineeringUniversity of PaduaVicenzaItaly
  2. 2.Faculty of Business AdministrationBucharest University of Economic StudiesBucharestRomania

About the authors

Ettore Bolisani is Associate Professor at the University of Padova. Previously he was the recipient of the prestigious European Union ‘Marie Curie’ research fellowship at Manchester University, and a researcher at the Universities of Trieste and Padova. He was also a visiting researcher at Coventry University, visiting lecturer at Kaunas Technological University, and the chair of the 2009 European Conference on Knowledge Management (2009). He is the co-Founder and first President of the International Association for Knowledge Management, and is the Series co-Editor (with Meliha Handzic) of the IAKM Book Series on Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning published by Springer. His research focuses on ICT management and knowledge management.

Constantin Bratianu is Professor of Strategic Management and Knowledge Management at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania. He is the founding Director of the Research Centre for Intellectual Capital and Entrepreneurship, and former Director of the UNESCO Department for Business Administration. Previously, he was a visiting professor at Universities in USA, Japan, Austria, Hungary, and Egypt. He is the co-editor of the international journal Management Dynamics in the Knowledge Economy and Chair Program of the 2016 European Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance, which was held in Bucharest. His main academic interests span across the fields of knowledge dynamics, knowledge management, intellectual capital, learning organizations, and strategic management.

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