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Bentley College Provost Seminar Series Addresses Knowledge and Learning in the 21st Century

November 4, 2002

WALTHAM, Mass. - As part of its emphasis on promoting practical research that addresses current and future issues in the world of business and society more generally, the Provost Seminar Series at Bentley College continues with a lecture by Larry Prusak entitled " What's up with Knowledge Management - a view of Knowledge and Learning in the 21st Century Firm." An authority on information and knowledge resources and management, Prusak is among several internationally recognized professionals and researchers invited to Bentley this year to discuss topics of interest to both practitioners and scholars in areas that cross several fields of business practice. The seminar will be held on December 5 in the LaCava Campus Center at Bentley College. The program is free and open to the public.

Prusak will discuss how 21st century organizations need to understand how their current strategies, organizational designs and governance, are currently more suited towards industrial production than towards exploiting knowledge resources. Prusak is a managing principal with IBM Global Services in Boston and founder and executive director of the Institute for Knowledge Management (IKM), a global consortium of member organizations engaged in advancing the practice of knowledge management through action research. He has extensive consulting experience within the U.S. and internationally in helping firms leverage and optimize their information and knowledge resources. Prior to joining IBM, Prusak was a principal and founder of Ernst & Young's Center for Business Innovation, specializing in issues of corporate knowledge management. His professional background also includes work as a researcher and librarian at Baker Library at the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and as a teacher of social and economic history at several universities.

The seminar will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2002 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the LaCava Campus Center, Danielson AB, followed by a reception in LaCava 325 ABC from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. The event is free but pre-registration is requested. Please RSVP for the seminar and reception by November 15 to Diane Whelan, Office of the Provost and VP for Academic Affairs at (phone) 781-891-2471 or email:

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