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KFS (KM) in China:
Table of Contents

Introduction
Research question
Methodology
Terminology
1 Information and Knowledge
  1.1 The DIKW model
  1.2 The Philosophy of knowledge
    1.2.1 Rationalism
    1.2.2 Empiricism and Pragmatism
  1.3 Definition for knowledge
  1.4 Tacit and Explicit Knowledge
  1.5 Definition applied for this study
2 Knowledge Focus Strategy
3 KFS and Culture
4 KFS and Chinese Culture
5 Two Business Cases
6 Conclusions
Bibliography
Appendix
I The Gettier Counterexamples
II Different knowledge definitions
III Can knowledge be managed?
IV Taxonomies
V IT-Track's response to knowledge conversion
VI Email Interview with Sabrina Lee
VII Instant Messaging interview with Li Chen
VIII Telephone interview with Daniel Miller
IX Personal interview with Peter Smith
X Personal interview with John Tennet
XII Telephone interview with Sridhar Vedala
XIII Personal interview with Yan Shen
XIV Information Management Proposal
1. Information and Knowledge

Prior to further investigating the concept of knowledge management itself, the underlying concepts of knowledge and information need to be defined. That is, an academic analysis of knowledge management should start at its foundation, especially when it is a term as wildly discussed as this topic. On September 8th 2004, amazon.com contained over 3,657 books with the term "knowledge management" in its title. This increased interest in this topic can be explained by our current transition from an industry based on tangible goods to an information or knowledge economy based on intangible goods such as services, consulting, entertainment or other type of value added information. Thus, to understand this general notion, it might not be necessary the exactly define the underlying concepts of knowing but for academic work, the author finds that necessary. However, most books about knowledge management don't deal with definitions but start with the importance of knowledge management instead (Wilson, 2002). Adding to the problem is that the field "knowledge management" is discussed in multiple disciplines, such as business studies or computer science.

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