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Abstract

This paper aims to provide evidence for the proposition that the Australian Standard creation process parallels a direction of KM research pursued by Information Systems (IS) academics in Australia. Two theoretical frameworks, one task—based and one activity—based, are used in this paper to amplify the innovative insights of the Australian Standard, providing a more substantial theoretical base that is grounded in the practice of integrating production (doing) with the conceptual and cognitive work (thinking) that underpins that production within a specific work context. We demonstrate that the Australian Knowledge Management (KM) Standard, developed by a committee of KM professionals and academics with the input from of a wider community of knowledge professionals working in diverce Australian organisations, has resulted in a representation of KM that is organically aligned with these two theoretical frameworks.

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