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Volume 17 Issue 2 / Dec 2019  pp100‑172

Editor: Shaun Pather

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Application of Boundary Objects in Knowledge Management Research: A Review  pp100‑113

Saima Kanwal, Miguel Baptista Nunes, Muhammad Arif Chen Hui, Andrew D. Madden

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Decentralizing Knowledge Management: Affordances and Impacts  pp114‑130

Ulrich Schmitt

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Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) is envisaged as a decentralizing Knowledge Management (KM) revolution and as a vital educational concern. The objective of a current design science research (DSR) undertaking is, thus, the conceptualizing and prototyping of a PKM System (PKMS) aiming at departing from today’s centralized institutional solutions and at strengthening individuals’ sovereignty and collaborations, not at the expense of Organizational KM Systems, but rather as the means to foster a fruitful co‑evolution. This article expands on a recent paper focussing on the PKMS’s affordances in the context of the individual and collective, explicit and tacit knowledge of knowledge workers by integrating twelve renowned models of knowledge creation in a three‑dimensional dynamic ‘public‑transport‑like’ map of holistically portrayed complementing work flows. In further detailing the impacts and benefits for a prospective PKMS user community, the article highlights the major radical changes of the PKM approach according to the decentralization, mobilization, accessibility, granularity, traceability, transdisciplinarity, transparency, diffusibility, negentropy, and synergies of knowledge. The results reaffirm the DSR concept of theory effectiveness aspired to in terms of the system’s utility and communication as well as the PKMS as a sustainable intervention to confront opportunity divides independent of space (e.g., developed/developing countries), time (e.g., study or career phase), discipline (e.g., natural or social science), or role (e.g., student, professional, or leader). 


Keywords: Personal Knowledge Management (PKM); Knowledge Management (KM); Knowledge Creation Theories; Knowledge Worker; Knowledge Society; Radical Innovation; Digital Platform Ecosystem (DPE)


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Management Change Impact on Organizational Learning in a Business School  pp131‑143

Karen Voolaid, Üllas Ehrlich

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Teaching Innovation to Strengthen Knowledge Creation in a Digital World  pp144‑157

Carolien van den Berg

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The Role of Social Capital in Knowledge Sharing in Higher Education Institutes  pp158‑170

Abdulqaadir Diriye

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Editorial for EJKM Volume 17, Issue 2  pp171‑172

Shaun Pather

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