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A Strategic Alignment Model for Knowledge Management

A Strategic Alignment Model for Knowledge Management
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Author(s): El-Sayed Abou-Zeid (Concordia University, Canada)
Copyright: 2002
Pages: 3
Source title: Issues & Trends of Information Technology Management in Contemporary Organizations
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-39-6.ch002
ISBN13: 9781930708396
EISBN13: 9781466641358


With the growing awareness of the crucial role that knowledge can play in gaining competitive advantage, several issues with regard to knowledge management (KM) initiatives have challenged executives. The articulation of the relationship between an organization’s competitive strategy and its knowledge strategy is the most eminent. Based on the premise that the realization of business value from KM investments requires alignment between business and knowledge strategies, the issue is addressed in this paper by developing a strategic alignment model for KM. This model, which provides alternative strategic perspectives of alignment, is used to study a KM initiative at Buckman Laboratories.

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