Document Type : Articles


1 Ph.D. University of Isfahan

2 Ph.D. Payame Noor University


In this paper we argue about Knowledge Management (KM) and its implications for academic productivity with focus on models of changes in knowledge production posited by Gibbons et al and community model of knowledge management, especially in a transitional society as Iran.  Based on the above argument, we have discussed the relationships between research and teaching productivity, briefly. Because of the significance of Higher Education and its relevant institutions (university and related communities) in knowledge management, we have raised some questions about reform in higher education and its relationship with knowledge management. Finally, knowledge is considered as culture or wisdom. In this approach, it is important to pay serious attention to the cultural aspect of knowledge especially in wisdom.