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Literature review | Open Access

A review of knowledge management about theoretical conception and designing approaches

Tingwei GaoYueting Chai( )Yi Liu
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
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The main purpose of this paper is to conduct an in-depth theoretical review and analysis for the fields of knowledge management (KM) and investigate the future research trend about KM.


At first, few theoretical basis about KM which include definitions and stages about KM have been summarized and analyzed. Then a comprehensive review about the major approaches for designing the KM system from different perspectives including knowledge representation and organization, knowledge sharing and performance measure for KM has been conducted.


The contributions of this paper will be useful for both academics and practitioners for the study of KM.


For this research, the focus is on conducting an in-depth theoretical review and analysis of KM.



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International Journal of Crowd Science
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Cite this article:
Gao T, Chai Y, Liu Y. A review of knowledge management about theoretical conception and designing approaches. International Journal of Crowd Science, 2018, 2(1): 42-51.










Received: 28 August 2017
Revised: 30 September 2017
Accepted: 30 September 2017
Published: 11 April 2018
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