Open Science Research Excellence
@article{(International Science Index):,
  title    = {Does Practice Reflect Theory? An Exploratory Study of a Successful Knowledge Management System},
  author    = {Janet L. Kourik and  Peter E. Maher},
  country   = {},
  abstract  = {To investigate the correspondence of theory and
practice, a successfully implemented Knowledge Management
System (KMS) is explored through the lens of Alavi and Leidner-s
proposed KMS framework for the analysis of an information system
in knowledge management (Framework-AISKM). The applied KMS
system was designed to manage curricular knowledge in a distributed
university environment. The motivation for the KMS is discussed
along with the types of knowledge necessary in an academic setting.
Elements of the KMS involved in all phases of capturing and
disseminating knowledge are described. As the KMS matures the
resulting data stores form the precursor to and the potential for
knowledge mining. The findings from this exploratory study indicate
substantial correspondence between the successful KMS and the
theory-based framework providing provisional confirmation for the
framework while suggesting factors that contributed to the system-s
success. Avenues for future work are described.},
    journal   = {International Journal of Social, Behavioral, Educational, Economic, Business and Industrial Engineering},  volume    = {2},
  number    = {9},
  year      = {2008},
  pages     = {982 - 989},
  ee        = {},
  url       = {},
  bibsource = {},
  issn      = {eISSN:1307-6892},
  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
  index     = {International Science Index 21, 2008},