Presenting an Approach for Conducting Knowledge Architecture within Large-Scale Organizations

PLoS One. 2015 May 20;10(5):e0127005. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0127005. eCollection 2015.


Knowledge architecture (KA) establishes the basic groundwork for the successful implementation of a short-term or long-term knowledge management (KM) program. An example of KA is the design of a prototype before a new vehicle is manufactured. Due to a transformation to large-scale organizations, the traditional architecture of organizations is undergoing fundamental changes. This paper explores the main strengths and weaknesses in the field of KA within large-scale organizations and provides a suitable methodology and supervising framework to overcome specific limitations. This objective was achieved by applying and updating the concepts from the Zachman information architectural framework and the information architectural methodology of enterprise architecture planning (EAP). The proposed solution may be beneficial for architects in knowledge-related areas to successfully accomplish KM within large-scale organizations. The research method is descriptive; its validity is confirmed by performing a case study and polling the opinions of KA experts.

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms
  • Humans
  • Knowledge*
  • Models, Theoretical
  • Organizations*

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