Thomas H. Davenport

Director of the Accenture Institute for Strategic Change



Consultant, Educator, Speaker


Business Management; Knowledge Management


United States, Boston


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Books by Thomas H. Davenport 


Thomas H. Davenport

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Tom Davenport is Director of the Accenture Institute for Strategic Change and a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Babson College. He has a Ph.D. from Harvard University in organizational behavior and has taught at the Harvard Business School, the University of Chicago, Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, and the University of Texas at Austin He has also directed research centers at Ernst & Young, McKinsey & Company, and CSC Index.

Tom’s latest book, co-authored with John Beck, is The Attention Economy (Harvard Business School Press, 2001), which describes how individuals and organizations can manage “the new currency of business.” Prior to this, Tom wrote, co-authored or edited eight other books, including the first books on business process reengineering, knowledge management, and enterprise systems. Some of these titles include, Working Knowledge: How Organizations Manage What they Know (HBS Press, 1998), Mission Critical: Realizing the Promise of Enterprise Systems (HBS Press, 2000), Information Ecology: Mastering the Information and Knowledge Environment (Oxford University Press, 1997), and Process Innovation: Reengineering Work Through Information Technology (HBS Press, 1993).

He has written over 100 articles for such publications as Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, the Financial Times, and many other publications. Tom has also written a monthly column created expressly for him by CIO Magazine called “Davenport on...,” and another for Darwin magazine on information technology and organizational change.

Tom Davenport was recently named one of 10 “Masters of the New Economy” by CIO, and one of 25 “E-Business Gurus” by Darwin magazine. Tom is a highly acclaimed speaker on the topics of information and knowledge management, the management of attention, enterprise systems, and business process change.

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  Knowledge Management is dead, long live knowledge sharing!
Gurteen Knowledge-Log, David Gurteen, 8 July 2008

  Information Ecology (1997) by Larry Prusak, Thomas H. Davenport
Mastering the Information and Knowledge Environment

  Process Innovation (1992) by Thomas H. Davenport
Reengineering Work through Information Technology

  Thinking for a Living (Sep 2005) by Thomas H. Davenport
How to get better performances and work from knowledge workers

  Working Knowledge (1998) by Thomas H. Davenport, Larry Prusak
How Organizations Manage What They Know

  Thomas H. Davenport Director of the Accenture Institute for Strategic Change

If you are interested in Knowledge Management, the Knowledge Café or the role of conversation in organizational life then you my be interested in this online book I am writing on Conversational Leadership
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