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Barriers to Active Participation in VCoPs of a Brazilian Public Sector Company

Description: Presentation for the 2018 International Conference on Knowledge Management. This presentation describes the research undertaken in a Brazilian company of the public services sector with the objective to identify the reasons why participants of virtual communities of practice (VCoPs) do not actively participate in their communities.
Date: November 9, 2018
Creator: Costa Ribeiro, Nara Viana; Watanabe Wilbert, Julieta K.; Aparecida Dandolini, Gertrudes & Artur de Souza, João
Partner: UNT College of Information

Data, Information, and Knowledge Management: University of North Texas and Texas Woman's University Institutional Repositories Initiatives / Experiences

Description: This paper describes a best practice forum to convey how the University of North Texas and Texas Woman's University Libraries facilitate scholarly communications endeavors related to knowledge management.
Date: November 10, 2018
Creator: Helge, Kris; Zerangue, Amanda; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Andrews, Pamela
Partner: UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit

Alliance for Sequestration Training, Outreach, Research & Education

Description: The Sequestration Training, Outreach, Research and Education (STORE) Alliance at The University of Texas at Austin completed its activity under Department of Energy Funding (DE- FE0002254) on September 1, 2013. The program began as a partnership between the Institute for Geophysics, the Bureau of Economic Geology and the Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Department at UT. The initial vision of the program was to promote better understanding of CO2 utilization and storage science and engineering technology through programs and opportunities centered on training, outreach, research and technology transfer, and education. With over 8,000 hrs of formal training and education (and almost 4,500 of those hours awarded as continuing education credits) to almost 1,100 people, STORE programs and activities have provided benefits to the Carbon Storage Program of the Department of Energy by helping to build a skilled workforce for the future CCS and larger energy industry, and fostering scientific public literacy needed to continue the U.S. leadership position in climate change mitigation and energy technologies and application. Now in sustaining mode, the program is housed at the Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, and benefits from partnerships with the Gulf Coast Carbon Center, TOPCORP and other programs at the university receiving industry funding.
Date: September 1, 2013
Creator: Olson, Hilary
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Understanding knowledge management and organizational adaptation and the influencing effects of trust and industrial cluster.

Description: Due to rapid environmental change, today's business requires a more collaborative management to ensure positive performance. One of the important means that can help firms adapt successfully to a changing environment is knowledge management. The management of information and knowledge as key to retaining competitive advantage and has recently evolved into a more strategically focused research topic for both business and academic study. Managing knowledge, however, is deemed difficult because many companies recognize the importance of their proprietary knowledge and are not willing to share it freely. Recognizing this weakness, many countries have promoted the development of regional clusters where firms can co-develop their competences and competitive advantage against the world's best competitors by sharing knowledge, resources, and innovative capabilities. Other than industrial clusters, trust is also considered an important factor in knowledge management study. Trust reduces the need to monitor others' behaviors, formalize procedures, and it lowers transaction costs. At the macro level, trust can enhance organizations' core competencies and sustain their competitive advantages through co-evolution. This may occur through the development of group collaborations, cooperative relationships, and networks. The study adopted a field survey research method and used multiple regressions as the data analysis technique. The dependent variable in the study was organizational adaptation, while the independent variables were knowledge management, trust and industrial cluster. Data were collected using survey of key informants from 943 companies. The results of the analysis suggested that knowledge management does have significant influence on organizational adaptation and both industrial cluster and trust impact on organizational learning activities. The major contribution of this study is that it offers a more holistic approach in studying knowledge management by adding a new element: knowledge applying. Moreover, this study offers an initial attempt to test industrial cluster in hopes of advancing the research in management related ...
Date: May 2008
Creator: Niu, Kuei-Hsien
Partner: UNT Libraries

Critical Evaluation of and Proposed Corrections for Knowledge Management Maturity Models

Description: Presentation for the 2018 International Conference on Knowledge Managment. This presentation reports on a comprehensive root cause analysis exercise of deficiencies in knowledge management maturity models.
Date: November 9, 2018
Creator: Bedford, Denise A. D.; Testa, Dean; Kollinger, Justin & Pierre, Shaqueta
Partner: UNT College of Information

Sustaining knowledge in the neutron generator community and benchmarking study. Phase II.

Description: This report documents the second phase of work under the Sustainable Knowledge Management (SKM) project for the Neutron Generator organization at Sandia National Laboratories. Previous work under this project is documented in SAND2008-1777, Sustaining Knowledge in the Neutron Generator Community and Benchmarking Study. Knowledge management (KM) systems are necessary to preserve critical knowledge within organizations. A successful KM program should focus on people and the process for sharing, capturing, and applying knowledge. The Neutron Generator organization is developing KM systems to ensure knowledge is not lost. A benchmarking study involving site visits to outside industry plus additional resource research was conducted during this phase of the SKM project. The findings presented in this report are recommendations for making an SKM program successful. The recommendations are activities that promote sharing, capturing, and applying knowledge. The benchmarking effort, including the site visits to Toyota and Halliburton, provided valuable information on how the SEA KM team could incorporate a KM solution for not just the neutron generators (NG) community but the entire laboratory. The laboratory needs a KM program that allows members of the workforce to access, share, analyze, manage, and apply knowledge. KM activities, such as communities of practice (COP) and sharing best practices, provide a solution towards creating an enabling environment for KM. As more and more people leave organizations through retirement and job transfer, the need to preserve knowledge is essential. Creating an environment for the effective use of knowledge is vital to achieving the laboratory's mission.
Date: August 1, 2010
Creator: Huff, Tameka B.; Stubblefield, William Anthony; Cole, Benjamin Holland, II & Baldonado, Esther
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Implementation Plan for the Office of Nuclear Energy Knowledge Management Program

Description: The primary purpose of the Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) Knowledge Management (KM) Program is to capture, share, disseminate, and ensure the ability to apply the knowledge created by the major nuclear energy Research and Development (R&D) programs. In support of the KM program, the Implementation Plan for the Office of NE KM Program outlines the knowledge management and distributed data environment that is required for its success. In addition to enumerating some strategic goals and objectives, this document characterizes the initial program and identifies computer-based areas of investment required for increased knowledge sharing and collaboration. It identifies and addresses investments already in existence and describes how these investments can be further enhanced and implemented to support a distributed KM program. The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is leading the effort to identify and address these investments through the implementation of a distributed KM program that includes participants from ten of the major DOE national laboratories.
Date: December 1, 2011
Creator: Mousseau, Kimberlyn C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Office of Nuclear Energy Knowledge Management Program Situational Analysis Report

Description: Knowledge management (KM) has been a high priority for the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) for the past several years. NE Programs are moving toward well-established knowledge management practices and a formal knowledge management program has been established. Knowledge management is being practiced to some level within each of the NE programs. Although it continues to evolve as NE programs evolve, a formal strategic plan that guides the implementation of KM has been developed. Despite the acceptance of KM within DOE NE, more work is necessary before the NE KM program can be considered fully successful. Per Dr. David J. Skyrme[1], an organization typically moves through the following evolutionary phases: (1) Ad-hoc - KM is being practiced to some level in some parts of the organization; (2) Formal - KM is established as a formal project or program; (3) Expanding - the use of KM as a discipline grows in practice across different parts of the organization; (4) Cohesive - there is a degree of coordination of KM; (5) Integrated - there are formal standards and approaches that give every individual access to most organizational knowledge through common interfaces; and (6) Embedded - KM is part-and-parcel of everyday tasks; it blends seamlessly into the background. According to the evolutionary phases, the NE KM program is operating at the two lower levels, Ad-hoc and Formal. Although KM is being practiced to some level, it is not being practiced in a consistent manner across the NE programs. To be fully successful, more emphasis must be placed on establishing KM standards and processes for collecting, organizing, sharing and accessing NE knowledge. Existing knowledge needs to be prioritized and gathered on a routine basis, its existence formally recorded in a knowledge inventory. Governance to ensure the quality of the knowledge ...
Date: December 1, 2011
Creator: Mousseau, Kimberlyn C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Practice on Design Knowledge Management and Transfer Across Design of a New-built Nuclear Power Plant in China

Description: Presentation paper for the 2017 International Conference on Knowledge Management. This paper introduces the study and practice of design knowledge management and knowledge transfer across the design of a newly built nuclear power plant in China.
Date: October 26, 2017
Creator: Li, Xiaoyan; He, Yuanlei; Gu, Danying; Wang, Minglu & Shen, Jun
Partner: UNT College of Information

Personal Knowledge Management for Empowerment (PKM4E): A Framework for Tackling Rising Big Data and Extelligence

Description: Presentation paper for the 2017 International Conference on Knowledge Management. This paper focuses on the empowerment of the individual in light of Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) learning cycles by extending the ignorance matrix in the context of Big Data and Extelligence.
Date: October 26, 2017
Creator: Schmitt, Ulrich
Partner: UNT College of Information

Welcome to Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology: Editorial

Description: This editorial introduces readers and contributors to a new online journal. Through the publication of articles ranging from peer-reviewed research papers and short communications, to editorials and interviews on greenhouse gas emissions science and technology, this journal will disseminate research results and information that address the global crisis of anthropogenic climate change. The scope of the journal includes the full spectrum of research areas from capture and separation of greenhouse gases from flue gases and ambient air, to beneficial utilization, and to sequestration in deep geologic formations and terrestrial (plant and soil) systems, as well as policy and technoeconomic analyses of these approaches.
Date: February 1, 2011
Creator: Oldenburg, C. M. & Maroto-Valer, M. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Complex Adaptive Team Systems (CATS)

Description: Presentation for the 2017 International Conference on Knowledge Management. This presentation introduces a new theoretical model to facilitate interactions embedded in complex adaptive systems utilizing a Team Emergence Leadership Development and Evaluation model.
Date: October 26, 2017
Creator: Turner, John; Baker, Rose M. & Romine, Kerry
Partner: UNT Libraries

PRELIMINARY REVIEW OF NECPA GENERATED INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OFFICE OF CONSERVATION AND SOLAR APPLICATIONS

Description: Effective implementation of energy conservation policy requires large quantities of various types of good quality, timely data. To obtain the desired data, the information requirements must first be identified so that they can be communicated in a justifiable form to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) and other data collecting organizations. This report represents the initial results of an effort to describe the general information needed by the Office of Conservation and Solar Applications (CS) to carry out their responsibility in implementing the National Energy Conservation Policy Act (NECPA). The assessment of the NECPA-generated information requirements is organized around the conservation programs for utilities, residences, industry, federal and public buildings and transportation. This assessment identifies the factors that generate the information requirements (sections, parts and titles of NECPA), describes the general information needed to implement the act and references potential sources of data. Appendix A contains a summary of this assessment in,table form. This report is the first in a series in a study to assess the information and data requirements of the Conservation and Solar Office. Subsequent reports will concentrate on specific programs to access detailed data needs .
Date: March 1, 1979
Creator: Rivera, R G & Nieves, A L
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department