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The 7-circle model: a practical and coherent KM model for managing organizational knowledge

Ologbo, Andrew C. and Md. Nor, Khalil (2015) The 7-circle model: a practical and coherent KM model for managing organizational knowledge. Mediterranean Journal Of Social Sciences, 6 (4S1). pp. 120-128. ISSN 2039-9340

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n4s1p120


The purpose of this paper is to propose a practical model, named 7-circle model that attempts to provide a simple practical framework for managing organizational knowledge. A review of KM models and theories was carried out. The shortcoming of an existing holistic KM model in linking theory to practice had sparked the initiative of this model. This paper concludes by presenting a simple and coherent model for KM practical application at organizational unit level. The model identifies seven interdependent and mutually reinforcing components in which things must consistently go right in any organization that seeks to manage its knowledge for organizational success and competitive advantage. The 7-circle model provides a coherent guide for harmonizing KM mechanisms and technologies as well as coordinating the interaction between people and technology in knowledge management. Much KM literature promotes a universal view suggesting a one-size fits all approach to managing organizational knowledge but this model suggests a contingency view of knowledge management, arguing that each organization is unique with its unique knowledge resources therefore should manage its knowledge in its unique simple way.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:hybrid models,7-circle model, KM people, knowledge management permeability
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
ID Code:58899
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:04 Dec 2016 04:07
Last Modified:02 Dec 2021 06:59

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