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Prusak, Laurence

Works: 80 works in 292 publications in 5 languages and 9,181 library holdings
Genres: Use studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Speaker
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Most widely held works by Laurence Prusak
Working knowledge : how organizations manage what they know by Thomas H Davenport( Book )

45 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing from their work with more than thirty knowledge-rich firms, Davenport and Prusak examine how all types of companies can effectively understand, analyze, measure, and manage their intellectual assets, turning corporate wisdom into market value. They categorize knowledge work into four sequential activities - accessing, generating, embedding, and transferring - and look at the key skills, techniques, and processes of each. While they present a practical approach to cataloging and storing knowledge so that employees can easily leverage it throughout the firm, the authors caution readers about the limits of communications and information technology in managing intellectual capital."--Jacket
Information ecology : mastering the information and knowledge environment by Thomas H Davenport( Book )

13 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Information Ecology, Thomas Davenport proposes a revolutionary new way to look at information management, one that takes into account the total information environment within an organization. Arguing that the information that comes from computer systems may be considerably less valuable to managers than information that flows in from a variety of other sources, the author describes an approach that encompasses the company's entire information environment, the management of which he calls information ecology. Citing examples drawn from his own extensive research and consulting, including such major firms as AT & T, American Express, Ford, General Electric, Hallmark, Hoffman La Roche, IBM, Polaroid, Pacific Bell, and Toshiba, Davenport illuminates the critical components of information ecology, and at every step along the way, he provides a quick assessment survey for managers to see how their organization measures up. He discusses the importance of developing an overall strategy for information use; explores the infighting, jealousy over resources, and political battles that can frustrate information sharing; underscores the importance of looking at how people really use information (how they search for it, modify it, share it, hoard it, and even ignore it) and the kinds of information they want; describes the ideal information staff, who not only store and retrieve information, but also prune, provide context, enhance style, and choose the right presentation medium; examines how information management should be done on a day to day basis; and presents several alternatives to the machine engineering approach to structuring and modeling information
Creating value with knowledge : insights from the IBM institute for business value by Eric L Lesser( )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text examines a variety of important knowledge-related topics, such as the use of informal networks, communities of practice, the impact of knowledge on successful alliances, and social capital and trust
In good company : how social capital makes organizations work by Don Cohen( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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What's the big idea? : creating and capitalizing on the best management thinking by Thomas H Davenport( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas H. Davenport and Laurence Prusak say that some managers have found ways to improve their odds of success in the risky but essential game of idea management. In What's the Big Idea?, they introduce a largely unsung class of managers they call "idea practitioners"--Individuals who do the real work of importing and implementing new ideas into businesses. While gurus reap most of the credit when big ideas take flight, Davenport and Prusak's research reveals that idea practitioners actually play the most important role: They turn the right ideas into action."--Jacket
Knowledge in organizations by Laurence Prusak( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recoge:Conocimiento como estrategia; Conocimiento de la Empresa; Redes informales; Conocimiento tácito; Riesgo financiero y necesidad de una gestión del conocimiento superior
Managing information strategically by James V McGee( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and German and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part II offers guidance on the management of information to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of important organizational processes. Here, McGee and Prusak focus on three areas that have previously received scant attention - the definition of information management processes, the design of information architectures, and the management of behavior regarding information. With regard to the last of these, the authors focus particularly on issues of information politics. Noting that information access - like access to other important resources - is a form of power, they explain how behavior around information can be highly political in major companies. By analogy to alternative forms of government (monarchy, federalism, etc.), the book outlines the major models of information politics within organizations, discusses the advantages and drawbacks of each, and highlights the danger of imposing an inappropriate model on an organizational culture
Knowledge management and organizational learning : a reader( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

List of Contributors xii<br>Introduction and Overview Eric Matson Laurence Prusak 1<br>The Strategic Importance of Knowledge and Learning<br>Knowledge Management and the Knowledge-Based Economy Robert Grant 15<br>Developing a Knowledge Strategy Michael H. Zack 30<br>Knowledge Development and Individual Learning<br>The Learning Curve Atul Gawande 53<br>Knowledge-in-the-Making: The ‘Construction’ of Fiat’s Melfi Factory Gerardo Patriotta 70<br>Generating Creative Options Dorothy Leonard Walter Swap 94<br>Partnerships for Knowledge Creation Salvatore Parise Laurence Prusak 125<br>Knowledge Retention and Organizational Learning<br>Swing Doors and Musical Chairs Arnold Kransdorff Russell Williams 139<br>Organizational Memory Linda Argote 148<br>Balancing Act: How to Capture Knowledge without Killing It John Seely Brown Paul Duguid 173<br>Knowledge Transfer and Dissemination<br>Managing Knowledge the Chevron Way Kenneth T. Derr 183<br>Getting It Right the Second Time Gabriel Szulanski Sidney Winter 192<br>Making a Market inKnowledge Lowell L. Bryan 204<br>The Performance Variability Dilemma Eric Matson Laurence Prusak 215<br>Social Perspectives<br>Knowledge Management’s Social Dimension: Lessons from Nucor Steel Anil K. Gupta Vijay Govindarajan 229<br>Fair Process: Managing in the Knowledge Economy W. Chan Kim Renee Mauborgne 243<br>Communities of Practice: The Organizational Frontier Etienne C. Wenger William M. Snyder 259<br>Knowing What We Know: Supporting Knowledge Creation and Sharing in Social Networks Rob Cross Andrew Parker Laurence Prusak Stephen P. Borgatti 270<br>Future Directions<br>Knowledge-Worker Productivity: The Biggest Challenge Peter F. Drucker 297<br>Just-in-Time Delivery Comes to Knowledge Management Thomas H. Davenport John Glaser 314<br>Seeing Knowledge Plain: How to Make Knowledge Visible Leigh Weiss Laurence Prusak 323<br>Do You Know Who Your Experts Are? Michael Idinopulos Lee Kempler 334<br>Using Supplier Networks to Learn Faster Jeffrey H. Dyer Nile W. Hatch 341<br>Index 355<br>
Managing knowledge for business success : a conference report by Don Cohen( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valuing corporate libraries : a survey of senior managers by James M Matarazzo( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Information management and Japanese success by Laurence Prusak( Book )

12 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The value of corporate libraries : findings from a 1995 survey of senior management by James M Matarazzo( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designing Effective Knowledge Networks by Katrina Pugh( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wenn Ihr Unternehmen wüßte, was es alles weiß ... : das Praxishandbuch zum Wissensmanagement by Thomas H Davenport( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in German and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aus Informationen Gewinne machen; Verborgenes Potential entdecken; Von internationalen Organisationen lernen
Jiu shi zhei ge IDEA! by Thomas H Davenport( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judgment calls : 12 stories of big decisions and the teams that got them right by Thomas H Davenport( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What's the story behind great decisions? Is decision-making the responsibility of one leader or should it rest of the shoulders of the collective team? In Judgment Calls, authors Tom Davenport, Brooke Manville, and Larry Prusak share ten stories of organizations that have successfully tapped the diverse perspectives and deep knowledge of their people to build an organizational decision-making capability--a competence they say can make the difference between success and failure. We know great decisions depend on judgment calls; and in today's fast-moving world, there's more pressure than ever to make quicker decisions to keep the organization moving at the speed of business. But the knowledge of one person or one leader isn't always sufficient. So how can you set up a model that taps the collective judgment of a group so that the right decisions are made, and the company profits? Through the stories in Judgment Calls, the authors--a seasoned group of management thinkers and advisors--ma
¿Quién le aporta las buenas ideas y cómo responde usted? by James H Wilson( )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhi shi guan li : qi ye zu zhi ru he you xiao yun yong zhi shi by Daiwenpo( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in Chinese and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecología de la información : por qué la tecnología no es suficiente para lograr el éxito en la era de la información by Thomas H Davenport( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il sapere al lavoro : come le aziende possono generare, codificare e trasferire conoscenza by Thomas H Davenport( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Italian and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Working knowledge : how organizations manage what they know
Information ecology : mastering the information and knowledge environmentCreating value with knowledge : insights from the IBM institute for business valueIn good company : how social capital makes organizations workWhat's the big idea? : creating and capitalizing on the best management thinkingKnowledge in organizationsManaging information strategicallyKnowledge management and organizational learning : a reader
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Prusak Larry

Prusak, Larry 1944-

Prusak, Larry (Laurence)

Prusak, Laurence, 1944-

Prusak, Lawrence

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