ORGANIZATIONAL KNOWLEDGE PATTERNS - Definition and Characteristics

Kurt Sandkuhl


The importance of managing organizational knowledge for enterprises has been recognized since decades. Enterprise knowledge modeling contributes to this subject by offering methods, tools and approaches for capturing knowledge in formalized models supporting the lifecycle of organizational knowledge management. The paper focuses on reuse of organizational knowledge in different organizational contexts by using patterns. We argue that organizational knowledge patterns have to combine technical and cognitive qualities in order to support organizational knowledge creation and IT-supported knowledge reuse. The contributions of the paper are (1) to define of the term organizational knowledge pattern in relation to other pattern types, (2) to identify characteristics of such patterns, and (3) to examine two established pattern types from knowledge engineering to expose the key features of organizational knowledge patterns.


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Paper Citation

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Sandkuhl K. (2011). ORGANIZATIONAL KNOWLEDGE PATTERNS - Definition and Characteristics . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-81-2, pages 230-235. DOI: 10.5220/0003667702300235

in Bibtex Style

author={Kurt Sandkuhl},
title={ORGANIZATIONAL KNOWLEDGE PATTERNS - Definition and Characteristics},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2011)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2011)
TI - ORGANIZATIONAL KNOWLEDGE PATTERNS - Definition and Characteristics
SN - 978-989-8425-81-2
AU - Sandkuhl K.
PY - 2011
SP - 230
EP - 235
DO - 10.5220/0003667702300235