Putting the knowledge in management

Shirley Lam

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More than 100 local academics and business professionals packed the Multi-Media Conference Room on 19 March for a seminar on knowledge management in Hong Kong.

The seminar, jointly organized by CityU's Chinese Management Research Centre, Hong Kong Economic Times and the Asian Knowledge Management Association, provided an opportunity for professionals and academics to share their knowledge and experience about the development and application of knowledge management in Hong Kong.

Mr Tseng Chung-wing, Deputy Chief Editor and Chief Leader Writer of Hong Kong Economic Times, Mr Michael Ma, Chief Consultant of PWC Consulting, Ms Daisy Chou Yeuk-kuk, Chairlady of Knowledge Management Development Community, and Dr John W K Leung, Associate Professor at the Department of Marketing of CityU analyzed the development and trends of the knowledge-based economy, as well as the application and implementation of knowledge management and its impact on Hong Kong.

"An enterprise striving for success in the 21st century must opt for innovation," said Professor L K Chan, Dean of the Faculty of Business. "The speed for innovation depends on knowledge assets such as staff expertise, innovative skills, market trends, relations between customers and enterprises, relations between customers, and the pace of knowledge transfer. In Hong Kong, traditional enterprises may have to take some actions to re-engineer and transform themselves to become knowledge-based enterprises."

The seminar also marked the launch of the first textbook on knowledge management ever published in Hong Kong, Knowledge Management: The Key to Success in the 21st Century, written by Professor Oliver Yau, Director of the Centre and Associate Dean (MBA Programmes) of the Faculty of Business and Dr Peter Liao, President of Asian Knowledge Management Association. The book covers the strategies, applications, systems and technologies related to knowledge management.

"It is a good reference providing a set of knowledge management models and systems for enterprises that are planning for transformation," said Professor Chan.

 

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