SUNConferences, Computers and Industrial Engineering 42

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Using the Knowledge-Structures of Intellectual Capital in a Computer-Aided Model-Based Systems Perspective to Align Organisational Resources
Daniel Malherbe

Last modified: 2012-05-08


The first part of the presentation provides a literature review on knowledge and its fundamental contribution to the activities of a 21st century organisation. It also presents a literature review on business process modelling notations in organisational design and management. This introductory part concludes with a definition of strategy, positioning and alignment in organisational design and management.

The presentation’s core makes a case for how modelling of knowledge-structures as interconnections between organisational resources can contribute to the strategic alignment of knowledge-intensive organisational resources. This knowledge-modelling concept is presented as a valuable opportunity that relies on existing modelling notations, and as such, on existing computer-aided modelling solutions.

The presentation concludes with a case study of a knowledge-intensive engineering consultancy, with organisational alignment achieved in a systems engineering modelling schema.