Applying Earl’s KM model in IK management: with reference to Kenya and South Africa
Njiraine, Dorothy M
Roux, CJB Le
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Purpose ‐ The purpose of this paper is to show-case how modern Knowledge Management Models, specifically that of Earl, can be applied to manage Indigenous Knowledge (IK). Design/methodology/approach ‐ The paper is largely based on the review of both print and electronic resources. Findings ‐ Despite IK being tacit and marginalized it can indeed be managed by use of modern models just like modern knowledge. Research limitations/implications ‐ Validation poses a challenge and the future of IK will also be challenged unless stringent solutions are unveiled. Practical implications ‐ The paper suggests a number of ways in which IK can be managed using the contemporary KM models with specific attention to Earl's KM Taxonomy. Originality/value ‐ The paper shows how IK, a tacit knowledge, can go through the various KM processes of creation/production, storage, processing/codification, transfer and utilization successfully.