Knowledge Management is fast catching up as a tool to build up competencies within the organization. KM issues can be broadly classified as people, process, technology and strategy issues. However there are enough proofs to show that these issues are contingent. India with it's highly educated population and different historical background provides as an interesting case. This blog seeks to discuss KM issues in relation to India.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Guilty of Neglect

Hi All,

I'm guilty of neglecting this blog that I created long ago. Proffessional committments havent helped me devote more time. But I guess I'm guilty of not being committed enough to this blog.

Request to existing members: Submit articles and posts more frequently. Also kindly forward the blog link to your KM pro circles. We can have more membership and participation to this blog.



Thursday, September 22, 2005

COP Metrics

Dear All,

I'm planning to write a whitepaper on "Metrics and Measures for Communities of Practice Performance". Please suggest your views and relevant reading material on the same.

Please also refer this blog to as many enthusiasts as possible. Please ask them to forward joining request to

Thanks and Regards
Sarup Paul

Sunday, August 21, 2005

New Roles

Dear KM'ers,

This forum has been silent for quite some time now. I guess that it has been so, due to no activity from my side for some time, as well as activities going on in on other blogs. However I will assume the responsibility of being regular on this forum . I have been encouraged by a recent comment for my post.

News from here, I have joined my new role, and am in the learning phase. There is some gap between the academic and the industry.. and I believe KM should be more industry oriented, based out of practices, rather than theory, on which front I think a lot has taken place already.

Recently I had been given a task regarding taxonomy + Metadata Preparation. I did the task based out of logical and some internet based resources, however didnt find much of structured help on the same. Can anyone please suggest me some reading material on the same. An insights how it may take place in a services based industry.

Comments asap...
Sarup paul

Sunday, June 19, 2005

New Challenge

Hello All,
I have joined TCS and these days I'm at trivandrum undergoing my training. But since I have joined something is pondering me.


It's a challenge for me because now.. away from academics and research this seems to be big question..what are the skill that i need to develop, soft/technical?

Inviting comments from all the practitioneers. I request all of you to help me form an opinion about the same. I will also request you to kindly encourage other KM practitioneers/interested people to join this forum and constribute heartily. They may reach me at

Sarup Paul

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Efficiency drive boosts knowledge management

Efficiency drive boosts knowledge management

Good news! :)

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Please help

Hello All,

I'm facing a problem during my research. As already mentioned before, I have developed my framework around the pillars of people, process, technology and strategy using which I will try and develop a implementation methodology which will be best suted for India.

The major differences of KM methodologies around the world are in terns of the people issues. Process, technology and Strategy in most of the cases are the same. In the Indian context strategy plays an important role, because of our non-compitetive and non-innovative approaches however by far the most important difference that I percieve is in the people issues. I have been working on the Change Management issues recently, but I'm not finding enough text in this context. All that I have prepared is from the limited experience that I have drawn from the industry interaction that I have had. Please put across any references or your experiences.

Will be eagerly awating your replies


Monday, January 10, 2005

Leveraging on NRI Knowledge

The Times of India

Held against the backdrop of the killer tsunami, India's annual event to engage with its vast and increasingly influential Diaspora sent a clear signal that the country seeks not just their riches but also the richness of their expertise.

Wooing investments from the successful and affluent Indian Diaspora was just one aspect of the series of interactive sessions at the third edition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, or commemoration of Indian Diaspora Day, which concluded in Mumbai on Sunday.

India tried to gauge how the knowledge base of its 25 million Diaspora, spread over 110 countries, can be leveraged to tackle some fundamental impediments that inhibits the country's resolve to emerge as a global economic giant.

“There is more to the Indian Diaspora than the dollars they can remit or the investments they can make,” said Chicago-based Sam Pitroda, credited with heralding the telecom revolution in India.

“What India needs is the knowledge of its talented Diaspora in addressing some basic issues like disaster mitigation, healthcare, drinking water, sanitation, and administrative, judicial and political reforms,” Pitroda said.

Today, 38 percent of doctors in the US are of Indian origin. Thirty-four percent of Microsoft employees are Indians and 36 percent of the staff at the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration trace their roots to India.

With India carving out a niche for itself in the global tech market, some delegates eyed the country's booming software, IT and biotechnology sectors.


Opening question

Thanks to all those who have joined the forum.

I'm pursuing a research on KM practices in India, especially wrt Innovation. The very first question that comes to my mind are the process improvements that are required to support KM. The way i percieve it is based on Nonaka's SECI and the four processes he suggests viz socialization, externalization, combination and internalization. If we see carefully the major requirements for KM therefore are
1. network design:
2. Meta data/knowledge design:
3. Ontology

Please comment