Knowledge Management in the Not-for-Profit Sector
This e-book is a collection of nine papers that reflect the current landscape of knowledge management research in the not-for-profit sector; it brings together the work of established researchers and new researchers alike and, in doing so, illustrates the value and variety of studies to date.
It is encouraging to see the chosen range of theories and frameworks that the authors relate to as they uncover what they researched. It is also inspiring to realise the wide variety of research approaches that the authors took in their investigations and to appreciate the unorthodox and innovative methods that they introduce to the knowledge management arena. There can be a tendency for researchers to attempt to solve knowledge management problems. However, approaches that more overtly attempt to explore and understand organisational and human behaviour are included in this issue. In particular, ethnography and hermeneutic phenomenology are presented but not to the exclusion of more positivist approaches and the value that they also bring to how research is undertaken.
The variety of countries in which authors have undertaken research is also inspiring. Although the UK and Australia lead in this respect, three other countries – The Netherlands, Mexico and Canada – add to the international dimension of this e-book.
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