Extending the knowledge advantage: Creating learning chains

Maqsood, T, Walker, D and Finegan, A 2007, 'Extending the knowledge advantage: Creating learning chains', Learning Organization, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 123-141.

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Title Extending the knowledge advantage: Creating learning chains
Author(s) Maqsood, T
Walker, D
Finegan, A
Year 2007
Journal name Learning Organization
Volume number 14
Issue number 2
Start page 123
End page 141
Total pages 19
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing
Abstract PURPOSE - The purpose of this paper is to develop a synergy between the approaches of knowledge management in a learning organisation and supply chain management so that learning chains can be created in order to unleash innovation and creativity by managing knowledge in supply chains. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH - Through extensive literature review, commonalities between knowledge management and supply chain management were elicited. Knowledge Advantage framework, which was developed as a part of CRC for Construction Innovation Australia, research project "Delivering improved knowledge management and ICT diffusion in Australian construction industry", has been proposed to extend across the supply chain in order to develop learning chains. FINDINGS - The paper provides a conceptual grounding for future research in the area of knowledge management and supply chain management and suggests that, as unit of competition changes from organisation vs organisation to chain vs chain under supply chain management, learning organisation itself will not be an answer to the complex and dynamic business environment. The learning chains are to be created instead, through managing knowledge in supply chains that will facilitate innovation and creativity essentially required to thrive in the unpredictable business environment of today
Subject Quality Management
Keyword(s) Innovation
Knowledge management
Supply Chain Management
Learning organisations
DOI - identifier 10.1108/09696470710726998
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