Articles

Aboriginal Principles For Sustainable Development

Published: 2009

The Australian Aborigines sustained their societies on their island continent into our days for at least 40,000 years, possibly as long as 60,000 years. This makes their society model both one of the earliest we know and their sustainability record possibly the longest that we have evidence of. In contrast, the Western exploitation or mining paradigm has brought Australian society to a perilous state in less than 200 years. Insights into how one of the Aboriginal peoples organised their societies to survive on a naturally fragile continent therefore has a value – also for societies today, because the Australian continent can be seen as a bellwether for the planet as a whole, which arguably is rapidly becoming more fragile. By deriving the governing principles behind the Australian Aboriginal gardening paradigm the paper aims to contribute to the reform stream in the sustainable development debate.

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Case: KM in a Norwegian hospital

Published: 2007

The nurses in a Norwegian private hospital in Oslo wanted to solve a problem: How can we reduce the fear of patients going in to surgery? The idea came up: Invite the old patients for coffee and cake together with the new patients and let them talk.

Disabling the Context for Knowledge Work – The Role of Managers’ Behaviours

Published: 2007

Two main issues that prevent knowledge sharing are the attitudes of the nearest supervisor and a lack of context-building information: Apathetic managers, who do not actively encourage business/organisational information, and hypocritical managers, who do not ‘walk the talk’,

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A Knowledge-based Theory of the Firm

Published: 2001

This article is seeking to explore the practical implications of an epistemological approach to strategy formulation. In doing so it tries to expand the field of knowledge management and intellectual capital beyond its operational and often inwardly technological focus to a new theory of the firm. A resource-based perspective is suggested, using autopoietic epistemology to guide strategy formulation.

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Measuring the Wellspring of Knowledge

Published: 2001

In the spruce forest behind my parents home in Sweden springs a natural well. It is so small that you don´t notice it until you almost stumble upon it.

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Knowledge Management – The Viking Way

Published: 2000

"Never a friend more faithful, nor greater wealth than wisdom."

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Measuring Intangibles and Intellectual Capital - An Emerging First Standard

Published: 1998

The high stock market premiums on today's stock markets can be one of the indications of an
emerging new Knowledge Economy. The parallel development of theories and practice in Sweden
and in the US have now laid the ground for a first standard for accounting in the Knowledge
Economy, featuring three categories of Intangible Assets plus a fourth category, financial assets.

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