Knowledge Management in Innovative Companies 1

Understanding and Deploying a KM Plan within a Learning Organization

Volume 23 - Smart Innovation Set Coordinated by Dimitri Uzunidis

Knowledge Management in Innovative Companies 1

Pierre Saulais, IKI SEA, Bangkok University, Thailand
Jean-Louis Ermine, Mines Telecom Institute, France

ISBN : 9781786303202

Publication Date : November 2019

Hardcover 172 pp

120.00 USD



The status of knowledge management (KM) as a mature science has long been recognized in the academic world. However, in the economic arena, its connection with companies and organizations has been more gradual. Jean-Louis Ermine established a theoretical and practical framework for KM in his book, Knowledge Management: The Creative Loop – issued by the same publishers as this book. In this latest tome, practical examples are illustrated with real case studies.

Modeled on the four-step operational approach inspired by “the creative loop”, this book includes four sets of real case studies – each one following the basic presentation of the fundamental material per step. Knowledge Management in Innovative Companies 1 is especially useful for practitioners, as there are numerous illustrations based on best practices for each specific KM step and for global project implementation. Indeed, the last chapter is dedicated to the implementation of a global KM corporate project.


1. The KM Project in an Organization.
2. Strategic Analysis of an Organization’s Knowledge Capital.
3. Capitalizing on the Organization’s Knowledge.

About the authors/editors

Pierre SAULAIS is Associate Researcher at the Institute of Knowledge and Innovation South East Asia (IKI SEA, Bangkok University), Thailand. His research interests focus on knowledge-based innovation, as well as on the generation and extraction of inventive knowledge.

Jean-Louis ERMINE is Emeritus Professor of Mines Telecom Institute, Paris-Saclay, France. In addition, Ermine is Honorary President of the Club “Gestion des Connaissances” (Knowledge Management), which he founded in Paris in 1999. He is also Honorary President of “Gestion des Connaissances dans la Société et les Organizations” (Knowledge Management in Society and Organizations), which he founded in 2014.