Journal of Information Systems Applied Research


V13 N3 Pages 11-20

Nov 2020

Knowledge Management System Development Approaches: Evolution or Stagnation?

Lionel Mew
University of Richmond
Richmond, VA USA

Abstract: This paper investigates evolution of Knowledge Management (KM) systems development approaches. KM has been an important topic for over forty years. Period KM systems development has been based on definitions of knowledge that have evolved, with systems developed using tools and approaches characteristic of the time. The first KMS were gateways to static information supporting integrative business processes. As KM evolved, knowledge became seen as dynamic, moving within the enterprise due to organizational processes. Current thought focuses on tacit knowledge, which is hard to explicitly transfer, making KM a social process. The question is whether development approaches have kept up with evolving definitions of knowledge. This paper identifies approaches implementing new KM systems, draws on the literature to examine how they are used, and discusses whether they reflect knowledge’s changing nature. The methodologies used to develop KM systems are examined with the goal of providing insight into approaches that work.

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Recommended Citation: Mew, L., (2020). Knowledge Management System Development Approaches: Evolution or Stagnation?. Journal of Information Systems Applied Research13(3) pp 11-20. http://JISAR.org/2020-3/ ISSN : 1946 - 1836. A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of CONISAR 2019