To discuss and study any research field we first need to define the key concepts.

In the field of information and knowledge management the core concepts are:

  •  information management
  •  knowledge management
  •  information
  •  knowledge
  •  tacit knowledge and
  •  explicit knowledge.

In addition there are many other important concepts (e.g. intellectual capital, social capital, learning organization, organizational learning, organizational culture, information culture, communities of practice, corporate memory). However, this learning object will discuss only the above mentioned core concepts.


Think for a minute: how have you used these terms in your professional and everyday life?

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