the creation of knowledge managers

November 17, 2009

The key to reform of almost any kind in higher education lies not in the way that knowledge is produced. It lies in the way that the producers of knowledge are produced. Despite transformational changes in the scale, missions and constituencies of American higher education, professional reproduction remains almost exactly as it was a hundred years ago.

This is true of almost any hierarchical organisational structure I can think of and the implications for management, followership, shapes and sizes of organisational structures are incredibly interesting. In an age of knowledge managment who is managing the creation of knowledge managers!
From The PhD Problem by Louis Menand in Harvard Magazine

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