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knowledge management

General Management

use of organization's knowledge for competitive advantage the coordination and exploitation of an organization's knowledge resources, in order to create benefit and competitive advantage

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Definitions of ’knowledge management’ and meaning of ’knowledge management’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’knowledge management’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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