When knowledge is insufficient: wisdom in a complex world

Intezari, Ali and Pauleen, David (2012). When knowledge is insufficient: wisdom in a complex world. In: K. D. Joshi and Youngjin Yoo, Proceedings of the Eighteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2012). The Eighteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Seattle, WA, United States, (). 9-11 August 2012.

Author Intezari, Ali
Pauleen, David
Title of paper When knowledge is insufficient: wisdom in a complex world
Conference name The Eighteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS)
Conference location Seattle, WA, United States
Conference dates 9-11 August 2012
Proceedings title Proceedings of the Eighteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2012)
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9780615663463
Editor K. D. Joshi
Youngjin Yoo
Total pages 10
Language eng
Abstract/Summary How to manage uncertain and unpredictable situations has been a major challenge facing managers and academics for decades. The development of practice and theory in knowledge management has been one important response. In this paper, however, we argue that knowledge and knowledge management may not be sufficient when dealing with emergent and unforeseen situations as knowledge tends to be past-oriented in terms of its formative components, while emergent situations are future-oriented, which may or may not be rooted in the past. In this paper, therefore, we explore this past-present-future conundrum by explaining how mere reliance on the past may restrict organizations’ ability to deal with emergent situations in the future. Finally, the role of innovation and wisdom will be introduced as a bridge connecting current past-oriented knowledge to unknown and unpredictable future-oriented events.
Keyword Wisdom
Knowledge
Knowledge management
Complexity
Quantum theory
Innovation
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes http://aisel.aisnet.org/amcis2012/proceedings/PerspectivesIS/4/

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: UQ Business School Publications
 
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