Knowledge management and evidence

Anna Shillabeer

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Knowledge management (KM) is concerned with understanding, organizing, and
providing information. It is the study of how ideas, knowledge, and information are created, represented, communicated, and applied in a range of contexts. Evidence is defined as “information or signs indicating whether a belief or proposition is true or valid” (Hawker and Elliott 2005) and “data on which to base proof or to establish truth or falsehood, information etc., that gives reason for believing something” (Free Dictionary 2009). Evidence and KM are intertwined; neither exists in isolation. KM is the natural precursor for the provision of evidence, and evidence is similarly a natural product of KM. Issues with KM and the provision of evidence are becoming more frequently documented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvidence-based public management
Subtitle of host publicationPractices, issues and prospects: practices, issues and prospects
EditorsAnna Shillabeer, Terry F. Buss, Denise M. Rousseau
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781315704456
ISBN (Print)9780765624208, 9780765624222
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

First published 2011 by M.E. Sharpe
Published 2015 by Routledge
Copyright © 2011 Taylor & Francis. All rights reserved.


  • Knowledge management (KM)
  • Evidence
  • Evidence-based management (EBMgt)
  • systematic assessment of EBMgt
  • public management
  • local government management


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