Managing knowledge in organizations: Past, present and future

Maria Obeso, Maria Sarabia, José M. Sarabia


Purpose: The aim is to offer a complete vision of knowledge management analyzing the past and present, and identifying new lines of research in the area.

Design/methodology/approach: We have realized an exhaustive bibliographic review of more than 100 references. Around 72 per cent of them are indexed in the Social Science Citation Index.

Findings and Originality/value: We expose the more relevant characteristics of knowledge management and moreover, we identify new lines of research related to regions and territories. This is an interesting novelty in the area and it can be a base of new knowledge in the future.

Practical implications: This research is interesting for some people. On one hand, researchers interested in the topic find in the paper a new way for their researches. On the other hand, it could be interesting for Governments keen on improve their situation using knowledge management.

Originality/value: We present an updated bibliographic review identifying new lines of research realted to the application of knowledge management in territorial management. At present time, this potential line had not been identified.


Knowledge, knowledge management, bibliographic review, evolution

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Intangible Capital, 2004-2024

Online ISSN: 1697-9818; Print ISSN: 2014-3214; DL: B-33375-2004

Publisher: OmniaScience