Knowledge Value Chain®

Your enterprise — business, government agency, NGO, even your family or household — has, as its ultimate purpose, producing value — results, outcomes, and impact in some specific form, for example:

  • Profits and shareholder returns – if you are a business
  • Patient health and outcomes – if you are a medical provider
  • A better world, in some specific way – if you are a social enterprise or NGO
  • Satisfied customers and clients – in all cases
  • Productive and fulfilled employees – in all cases

In order to achieve that purpose, and all the goals that support it, you take actions that are based on group decisions.  The best decisions — those that produce optimal outcomes — are typically those that are based on the best knowledge (i.e., the most timely, most accurate, most relevant, etc.)

In short, there are direct linkages between (1) how your organization produces value and (2) how it acquires and processes knowledge — that is, how it “thinks”.  The KVC framework describes these linkages.

Who benefits most from the KVC?

The KVC can help anyone—in any industry—who produces, manages, or uses information to help organizations achieve their strategic and tactical goals. The greatest benefits are typically experienced in:

  • Business strategy
  • Competitive intelligence
  • Corporate library
  • Information technology
  • Knowledge management
  • Market research
  • Research and development
  • Senior management

Recent comments

  • Trip on Piercing the Enterprise Bubble: “Hi Tim, True, doesn’t have to be binary. Would love to chat. Best, TripDec 10, 11:32
  • Tim Powell on Piercing the Enterprise Bubble: “Hello Trip, Thanks for reading and for your comment. In fact, I agree with you in an ideal sense –…Dec 10, 09:36
  • Trip on Piercing the Enterprise Bubble: “Tim, ecosystems are networks – edge values are just as important as node values. You lose the usefulness of the…Dec 9, 20:53
  • Egy on Counterfeits: the golden age: “If French TV is anything to go by, then yes, there are fake cgetriates being made that do not contain…May 16, 07:05
  • Tim Powell on Whatever Happened to Knowledge Management?: “Dear Dr. Spender, It’s an honor to have your comments here. I have been dipping into your new book “Business…Feb 17, 18:04
  • JC on Whatever Happened to Knowledge Management?: “These are sage comments. They hinge on the notion of ‘separation’ between the organization as a domain of value-creating human…Feb 16, 10:46
  • Tim Powell on The knowledge archipelago: “Illustrates the point well, don’t you think? As far as I know, it’s in the public domain. Cheers, tpOct 2, 12:13
  • Felix on The knowledge archipelago: “Hi, could give me a reference to the cartoon? Is there still a copyright on it? I would like to…Oct 1, 14:08
  • Susan Murphy on “Knowledge” is a National Security Issue: “This article so clearly explains why our economy — and country — have stalled. If only more people understood and…Sep 8, 12:05
  • Yesitha Batepola on Competitive myopia: “As an undergraduate student, I have to thank you since you clearly explained what was a grey area at first…Jul 3, 16:52