Max Völkel, Andreas Abecker



Knowledge Management (KM) tools have become an established part of Enterprise Information Systems in the recent years. While traditional KM initiatives typically address knowledge exchange within project teams, communities of practice, within a whole enterprise, or even within the extended enterprise (customer knowledge management, KM in the supply chain, . . . ), the relatively new area of Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) investigates how knowledge workers can enhance their productivity by better encoding, accessing, and reusing their personal knowledge. In this paper, we present a cost-benefit analysis of PKM – where benefit comes from efficiently finding task-specific, useful knowledge items, and costs come from search efforts as well as externalisation and (re-)structuring efforts for the personal knowledge base.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Völkel M. and Abecker A. (2008). COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS FOR THE DESIGN OF PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS . In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8111-37-1, pages 95-105. DOI: 10.5220/0001713200950105

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author={Max Völkel and Andreas Abecker},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,
SN - 978-989-8111-37-1
AU - Völkel M.
AU - Abecker A.
PY - 2008
SP - 95
EP - 105
DO - 10.5220/0001713200950105