Wisdom and Management in the Knowledge Economy by David RooneyWisdom and Management in the Knowledge Economy by David Rooney

Wisdom and Management in the Knowledge Economy

byDavid Rooney, Bernard Mckenna, Peter Liesch

Hardcover | February 24, 2010

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Today there are more technology, technologists, knowledge and experts than at any time in human history; but from a global perspective, it is difficult to argue that this accumulation of knowledge and technology has put the world in an unambiguously better position than it was in the past. Business is not getting any easier to do and major corporate collapses based on poor decisions, poor conduct, and poor judgement continue to occur. In public administration too, basic institutions and services (education, health, transport) seem to be continually undergoing 'crises' of inadequate delivery and excessive pressure.Wisdom and Management in the Knowledge Economyexplains why unwise managerial practice can happen in a world characterized by an excess of information and knowledge.

Drawing on Aristotle's idea of practical wisdom, the book develops a theory of social practice wisdom that addresses important social psychological and sociological dynamics that underpin wise management and organizations. As well as providing a detailed theory of social practice wisdom, this book considers practical issues in organizational communication, behavior, culture, change and knowledge as well as in HRM, leadership, ethics, strategy, international business, business education, and wisdom research. By introducing the notion of social practice wisdom, aspects of social structure, organizational culture, and organizational communication needed for wisdom to flourish are for the first time rendered visible in a way that opens new possibilities for wiser management, wiser organizations, and wisdom research.


David Rooney is a Senior Lecturer in Knowledge Management, UQ Business School. He has researched, taught and published widely in the areas of the knowledge-based economy, knowledge management, and wisdom. His books include Public Policy in the Knowledge-Based Economy, the Handbook on the Knowledge Economy, and Knowledge Policy: Challen...
Title:Wisdom and Management in the Knowledge EconomyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:14 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.9 inPublished:February 24, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415445736

ISBN - 13:9780415445733


Table of Contents

1. Wise Business in a Knowledge Society  2. What is Wisdom  3. Where did Talk of it Go?  4. Change, Ephemerality, and Fads  5. Knowledge, Innovation and Creativity  6. Human Resource Management  7. Public Administration  8. Strategy and Business Policy  9. International Business  10. Communication Management  11. Intellectual Leadership and the Wise Leader  12. Management Education  13. Wisdom Problematics and Limitations