The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2001: §09a
| Paper (refereed) Leading Edge and Emerging Technologies
|Recommended Citation: Vat, K H. Towards a Learning Organization Model for Knowledge Synthesis: An IS Perspective. In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2001, v 18 (Cincinnati): §09a.
Towards a Learning Organization Model for Knowledge Synthesis: An IS Perspective
This paper investigates the idea of knowledge synthesis appropriate to the context of a learning organization (LO) from an information system (IS) perspective. Specifically, we discuss the process for IS architectures and requirements analysis, applicable in the area of knowledge development and transfer within an organization. We conceive the core of a learning organization as composed of numerous information systems for different functionality, collectively known as the learning organization information system (LOIS). The particular LOIS subsystem supporting specific knowledge resources is constituted by organizational activities characterized through their respective knowledge work. To enable an organization to leverage on the intellectual assets behind those activities, we consider the idea of organizational memory as an important constituent of an organization's knowledge infrastructure. We then trace our conception of IS architectures according to the specific requirements from these learning activities. In particular, we will investigate the case of a university as a learning organization together with its various requirements for knowledge synthesis. The paper concludes by outlining our LOIS organizational components for investigation as an expression of our blueprints for knowledge solutions.
Keywords: learning organization information system, knowledge management, organizational memory
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