For these same communities, the advent of microchip technologies has superimposed another grid—that ofinformation 'wealth' versus information 'poverty''—on top of longstanding economic and culturalexclusion. Knowledge, Culture andPower ...
Author: Anthony R. Welch
First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Aimed at knowledge management professionals and students in the field of knowledge management and information science, this book highlights issues in organisational cultures that can impact the implementation of knowledge management.
Author: Marina Du Plessis
Aimed at knowledge management professionals and students in the field of knowledge management and information science, this book highlights issues in organisational cultures that can impact the implementation of knowledge management. Organisational culture has an extremely high impact on knowledge management, but is very difficult to identify and to address. The book indicates how people, culture, technology, strategy, leadership, operational management, process and organisational structure issues all have an impact on the implementation of knowledge management in an organisation. The book also provides a model to identify and manage areas in the organisation that impact knowledge management, which is easy and practical to apply, to enable successful knowledge management programmes. Addresses a unique topic in the field of knowledge management Draws on the practical experience of the author who has implemented knowledge management in the USA, Europe and Africa Provides real issues and problems that have been encountered in businesses across the globe
Acknowledging that both the West and the former colonized have been shaped by colonial imaginaries, the book explores a wide range of cultural decolonization strategies.
Author: Johannes Paul Nederveen Pieterse
The Decolonization of Imagination paves the way for a truly global cultural politics. Acknowledging that both the West and the former colonized have been shaped by colonial imaginaries, the book explores a wide range of cultural decolonization strategies. A distinguished cast of contributors, from both North and South, looks at the relations between culture and power, domination and the imagination in a variety of contexts. This important contribution to post-colonial theory will be essential reading for all students and academics in cultural studies, literary studies, political and social theory and development studies.
Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: Good, University of East London, 37 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The Cultural Wall "Recently ...
Author: Fatma Torun
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: Good, University of East London, 37 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: Complete Title: KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FROM A CULTURE FREE AND CULTURE SPECIFIC PERSPECTIVE, abstract: The Cultural Wall "Recently a large global company set up a sophisticated website for employees in international subsidiaries to share knowledge. It had areas for chat, document storage, and messages from the company's leadership. Everything was clearly segmented so information could be looked up in many different ways. The designers expected people to load many documents onto the site. But even it was interesting, easy to use, and had many features, hardly anyone visited the website. Potential users said that they liked it, but just did not have time for it. The designers felt that they hit the 'cultural wall'." 1.1 The Influence of National Culture on Knowledge Management Today, most organisations are aware that managing their knowledge effectively is the only way to achieve sustainable competitive advantage (Drucker, 2001). Companies not securing systematically knowledge for later usage, risk to reinvent solutions and to incur unnecessary expense to relearn the same lessons (Tiwana, 1999). But in an increasingly global business context, companies not only need to understand the importance of knowledge management but also the importance of (national) cultural differences which influence knowledge management processes. Recognising cultural differences is an important step to anticipating potential threats as well as opportunities. [...]
Foucault rejects the view that power is simply a distorting influence on knowledge. Power, he holds, is necessary to the development and circulation of knowledge, in the same way that a stable layer of background assumptions or a ...
Author: Martha C. Nussbaum
Publisher: Clarendon Press
This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. BL Distinguished editors and contributors BL Addresses questions of some urgency for the question of women's quality of life BL Inter-disciplinary, ranging over philosophy, economics, political science, anthropology, law and sociology BL Combines theory with case-studies BL Accessible to non-specialist reader BL Sequel to The Quality of Life, edited by Martha Nussbaum and Amartya Sen, applying the 'capabilities' approach outlined in that volume BL Topical - challenges 'politically correct' relativist approaches and discusses the validity of charges of 'cultural imperialism' levelled at Western aid and intervention policies. Women, a majority of the world's population, receive only a small proportion of its opportunities and benefits. According to the 1993 UN Human Development Report, there is no country in the world in which women's quality of life is equal to that of men. This examination of women's quality of life thus addresses questions which have a particular urgency. It aims to describe the basic situation of all women and so develops a universal account that can answer the charges of 'Western imperialism' frequently made against such accounts. The contributors confront the issue of cultural relativism, criticizing the relativist approach which, in its desire to respect different cultural traditions, can result in indifference to injustice. An account of gender justice and women's equality is then proposed in various areas in which quality of life is measured. These issues are related throughout to the specific contexts of India, Bangladesh, China, Mexico, and Nigeria through a series of case studies. Disciplines represented include philosophy, economics, political science, anthropology, law, and sociology. Like its predecessor, The Quality of Life, this volume encourages the reader to think critically about the central fundamental concepts used in development economics and suggests major criticisms of current economic approaches from that fundamental viewpoint. Contributors: Martha Nussbaum, Marty Chen, Susan Wolf, Jonathan Glover, Onora O'Neill, David Crocker, Hilary Putnam, Linda Alcoff, Amartya Sen, Susan Moller Okin, Ruth Anna Putnam, Cass R.Sunstein, Christine M.Korsgaard, Catherine Lutz, Xiaorong Li, Margarita M.Valdes, Nkiru Nzegwu
Third, these different approaches to the cultural history of Bible are all cen- trally concerned with the intimate relationship between knowledge and power, how power produces knowledge and knowledge produces power.
Author: Steven L. McKenzie
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
"As . . . newer approaches [to biblical criticism] become more established and influential, it is essential that students and other serious readers of the Bible be exposed to them and become familiar with them. That is the main impetus behind the present volume, which is offered as a textbook for those who wish to go further than the approaches covered in To Each Its Own Meaning by exploring more recent or experimental ways of reading." from the introduction This book is a supplement and sequel to To Each Its Own Meaning, edited by Steven L. McKenzie and Stephen R. Haynes, which introduced the reader to the most important methods of biblical criticism and remains a widely used classroom textbook. This new volume explores recent developments in, and approaches to, biblical criticism since 1999. Leading contributors define and describe their approach for non-specialist readers, using examples from the Old and New Testament to help illustrate their discussion. Topics include cultural criticism, disability studies, queer criticism, postmodernism, ecological criticism, new historicism, popular culture, postcolonial criticism, and psychological criticism. Each section includes a list of key terms and definitions and suggestions for further reading.