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Method and Instruments for Modeling Integrated Knowledge


  • Olivier Glassey

    () (IDHEAP - Institut de hautes ├ętudes en administration publique - Swiss Public Administration Network)


MIMIK (Method and Instruments for Modeling Integrated Knowledge) is a set of tools used to formalize and represent knowledge within organizations. It furthermore supports knowledge creation and sharing within communities of interest or communities of practice. In this paper we show that MIMIK is based on a model theory approach and builds on other existing methods and techniques. We also explain how to use the method and its instruments in order to model strategic objectives, processes, knowledge, and roles found within an organization, as well as relations existing between these elements. Indeed MIMIK provides eight types of models in order to describe what is commonly called know-how, know-why and know-what; it uses matrices in order to formally and semantically link strategic objectives, knowledge and actors. We close this paper with a presentation of a prototype we built in order to demonstrate a technical architecture allowing for knowledge creation, formalization and sharing.

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  • Olivier Glassey, 2008. "Method and Instruments for Modeling Integrated Knowledge," Post-Print hal-00420112, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-00420112
    DOI: 10.1002/kpm.315
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    1. Olivier Glassey, 2009. "A Framework to Analyze Data Governance of Swiss Population Registers," Post-Print hal-00420130, HAL.


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