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Using decision support systems to facilitate the social process of knowledge management

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/05/2006
<mark>Journal</mark>Knowledge Management Research and Practice
Issue number2
Volume4
Number of pages13
Pages (from-to)125-137
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

The social processes involved in engaging small groups of 3–15 managers in their sharing, organising, acquiring, creating and using knowledge can be supported with software and facilitator assistance. This paper introduces three such systems that we have used as facilitators to support groups of managers in their social process of decision-making by managing knowledge during face-to-face meetings. The systems include Compendium, Group Explorer (with Decision Explorer) and V*I*S*A. We review these systems for group knowledge management where the aim is for better decision-making, and discuss the principles of deploying each in a group meeting.