Could the link below be somehow useful for the group organizing discussion on conceptualization of knowledge management
Thanks for the resource Fanos!
Quite interesting tutorial. I don't know if I should step in to this conversation about what is knowledge management or not just yet... I will refrain for a while. There are a lot of resources out there, including on KM4Dev and particularly on the 'community knowledge' wiki which is full of gems unearthed from conversations taking place on the mailing list: http://wiki.km4dev.org/wiki/index.php/Community_Knowledge
Ok, I refrained from chipping in for a while so now I can engage.
Here are a couple of posts that help frame this question - they're about 'what is knowledge, information etc.' which comes in the way soon enough in KM:
I think KM goes way beyond information and thus looks crucially at knowledge sharing. So KM covers at least two different aspects: information management and knowledge sharing. I would personally add (social) learning to it.
At its simplest, my favourite definition for KM is 'ensuring great conversations that get your job done'. I would add to this the learning and documentation (information management) to have the following definition:
Knowledge management is about ensuring great conversations that get your job done, leave nuggets behind (for those that couldn't participate) and stimulate critical thinking for permanent adaptation and improvement.