1 June 2001 to 30 May 2004 - PROJECT CLOSED

The project EDAMOK (Enabling Distributed and Autonomous Management of Knowledge) aims at promoting a distributed approach to knowledge management, namely an approach based on the two following principles: (i) Principle of Autonomy: each organizational unit should be allowed a large degree of autonomy in managing (creating, representing, organizing, selecting, sharing) its own knowledge (“local” knowledge); (ii) Principle of Coordination: knowledge sharing across organizational units should be thought of as a form of coordination between multiple autonomous perspectives rather than as a process of creating (and imposing) a supposedly shared knowledge structure. The goal of EDAMOK is to develop (i) a theoretical framework, a (ii) methodology, and (iii) a collection of technological tools to support this distributed and autonomous approach to knowledge management.