%0 Journal Article
	%A A. Evans and  M. McKinley
	%D 2010
	%J International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 42, 2010
	%T Paradigm and Paradox: Knowledge Management and Business Ethics
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/13822
	%V 42
	%X Knowledge management (KM) is generally
considered to be a positive process in an organisation, facilitating
opportunities to achieve competitive advantage via better quality
information handling, compilation of expert know-how and rapid
response to fluctuations in the business environment. The KM
paradigm as portrayed in the literature informs the processes that can
increase intangible assets so that corporate knowledge is preserved.
However, in some instances, knowledge management exists in a
universe of dynamic tension among the conflicting needs to respect
privacy and intellectual property (IP), to guard against data theft, to
protect national security and to stay within the laws. While the
Knowledge Management literature focuses on the bright side of the
paradigm, there is also a different side in which knowledge is
distorted, suppressed or misappropriated due to personal or
organisational motives (the paradox). This paper describes the ethical
paradoxes that occur within the taxonomy and deontology of
knowledge management and suggests that recognising both the
promises and pitfalls of KM requires wisdom.
	%P 1098 - 1104