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A knowledge flow is invisible but it plays an important role in ordering knowledge exchange in teamwork. It can help achieve effective team knowledge management by modeling, optimizing, monitoring and controlling the operation of knowledge flow processes. This paper proposes the notion of knowledge energy as the driving cause of forming an autonomous knowledge flow network, and explores the behind principles. Knowing these principles can help team managers and the support systems improve cooperation by monitoring the knowledge energy of nodes, and by evaluating and adjusting knowledge flows. A knowledge flow network management system can be the high layer of the knowledge grid to help improve the efficiency of distributed knowledge-intensive teamwork.
Date of Conference: 27-29 Nov. 2005