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Knowledge Management: A Growing Discipline

Library Herald Year : 2003, Volume : 41, Issue : 4 First page : ( 259) Last page : ( 274) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Knowledge Management: A Growing Discipline

Thakur D S1, Documentation Officer, Thakur K S2, Librarian 1National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), 17-B, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi-110016. E-mail: dsthakur@hotmail.com 2Punj Lloyd Limited, 17–18, Nehru Place, New Delhi-110019. E-mail: ksthakur@punjlloyd.com

Abstract This paper presents the role of knowledge management in business, learning and research organizations. It is a need of the hour to big, medium, small and all kinds of organizations to cope with the challenges of knowledge management in the new century. Tacit knowledge is a pivotal point of organizational learning and focuses on the role of tacit knowledge in the business, industry, research and learning organizations. Conversion of tacit knowledge into explicit knowledge and vice versa is the requirement of present and future industries and research organizations. Knowledge management is a strategy and shows a path how to face the global challenges in most accelerated information technology world. It gives a message - “If they don't they won't survive”.