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LIU Post Professor Presents Knowledge Management Research at International Conference

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Rita Langdon,Associate Provost for Communications, Public Relations & Marketing
Long Island University, LIU Post
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Vince ScovettaBrookville, N.Y. -- Vincent Scovetta, a visiting professor of computer science in the College of Education, Information and Technology at LIU Post, will present his research, “Defining Leadership as an Influence on KM Success,” at the Hawaii International Conference on System Science in January, 2013. His findings are expected to be published in the Journal of Knowledge Management.     

Knowledge Management (KM) is the effective and accurate management of knowledge (acquisition, creation, storage, sharing and use) used to promote and support changes that enhance an organization’s ability to compete effectively in today’s tough economic times.

Professor Scovetta and Dr. Timothy Ellis, professor of computer science at Nova Southeastern University, studied the meanings of leadership and its subconstructs (traits/skills, behavior/style, and power) to understand their influences on the successful management of knowledge. They explored the answers to two fundamental questions: What does the term leadership mean and how has it been used in KM literature? What are the open research questions about the makeup of leadership and the impact these subconstructs have on KM?

Leadership Social Power (LSP), how leaders motivate those among them, remains the least understood in the KM literature. In subsequent research, Dr. Scovetta will explore how the dimensions of LSP affects leadership commitment to KM, knowledge use, and knowledge quality, as well as understanding what the proper mix of these powers are that would foster improvements in KM behaviors.

Updated 12/03/12

Posted 11/26/2012

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