Open knowledge management: Lessons from the open source revolution

Yukika Awazu, Kevin C. Desouza

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

47 Scopus citations


One might argue that the future of knowledge work is manifested in how open-source communities work. Knowledge work, as argued by Drucker (1968); Davenport, Thomas, and Cantrell (2002); and others, is comprised of specialists who collaborate via exchange of know-how and skills to develop products and services. This is exactly what an open-source community does. To this end, in this brief communication we conduct an examination of open-source communities and generate insights on how to augment current knowledge management practices in organizations. The goal is to entice scholars to transform closed knowledge management agendas that exist in organizations to ones that are representative of the open-source revolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1016-1019
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Artificial Intelligence


Dive into the research topics of 'Open knowledge management: Lessons from the open source revolution'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this