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Larry Prusak is a researcher and consultant and was formerly the founder and executive director of IBM Institute for Knowledge Management (IKM), a global consortium of member organizations engaged in advancing the practice of knowledge management through action research. Larry Prusak has extensive experience, within the U.S. and internationally, in helping organizations work with their information and knowledge resources. He has also consulted with many U.S. and overseas government agencies and international organizations (NGO's). Currently he teaches in the knowledge management executive education program at the Harvard Business School, and is a distinguished Scholar in Residence at Babson College, where he co-directs a knowledge research program. Additionally, Larry Prusak is the founder and executive director of the Institute for Knowledge Management.
Before joining IBM, Larry Prusak was a principal in Ernst & Young's Center for Business Innovation, specializing in issues of corporate knowledge management. While there, he was responsible for helping to build a consulting practice centered on firms managing their knowledge resources. Larry Prusak's 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, including the Wharton School, Stanford University, the University of California, and New York University.
Larry Prusak received the Lewin Award from Organization Science and an honorary Ph.D. from Long Island University in 2000. Work Frontiers International named him as "one of the ten most admired knowledge leaders in the world." Larry Prusak served as a McKinsey Award judge for the Harvard Business Review.
A respected authority in the field of knowledge management, Larry Prusak has published widely. His most recent book, Storytelling in Organizations: Why Storytelling Is Transforming 21st Century Organizations and Management, was published in August 2004. Larry Prusak is frequently quoted on organizational knowledge issues by such business periodicals as Fortune, Businessweek, CIO Magazine, and many others.
Larry Prusak holds a bachelor's degree in History from Long Island University, an master's in Economic and Social History from New York University, and an master of science degree in Information Science from Simmons College. He is a visiting faculty member of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College.
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