Putting Knowledge Networks into Action

Methodology, Development, Maintenance

  • Andrea Back
  • Georg von Krogh
  • Andreas Seufert
  • Ellen Enkel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Pages 1-1
  3. Pages 3-5
  4. Pages 13-16
  5. Pages 17-96
  6. Pages 177-180
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 181-196

About this book


The concepts and theories of knowledge management and networks are meanwhile well documented. Yet there are few, if any, guidelines on how to implement knowledge management within an organization, especially focusing on how to manage knowledge in a network environment. This shows that managing knowledge in networks is a rather new and unexplored field. This book visualizes paths that allow one to make connections between theories, concepts and concrete actions. Knowledge networks are organizational forms within companies that connect key experts to share knowledge and therefore fulfil strategic goals. Managing knowledge in network environments is a fast-moving field attempting to integrate various disciplines such as human resources, organizational development, change management, strategy, information technology, sociology and network theory. This book shows how to integrate these different roots into a holistic view on managing knowledge in networks. It develops a methodology which will support the reader to move concrete steps forward towards building and maintaining knowledge networks in his organization.


Change Information Technology (IT) Knowledge Networks change management development environment human resources knowledge management management networks organization organizations service-oriented computing strategy technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Back
    • 1
  • Georg von Krogh
    • 2
  • Andreas Seufert
    • 3
  • Ellen Enkel
    • 4
  1. 1.IWI-HSG — Institute of Information ManagementUniversity of St. GallenSt. GallenSwitzerland
  2. 2.IfB-HSG — Institute of ManagementUniversity of St. GallenSt. GallenSwitzerland
  3. 3.Department 1 — Management and ControllingLudwigshafen University of Applied SciencesLudwigshafenGermany
  4. 4.ITEM-HSG — Institute of Technology ManagementUniversity of St. GallenSt. GallenSwitzerland

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