Fraunhofer reference model
A specific KM system model
The Fraunhofer reference model is a three-layer schema that depicts the relationships between value-adding business processes, four knowledge management core processes, and six design fields of knowledge management.
In order to more fully appreciate KM’s pervasive nature and importance to an organization, it is useful to make reference to an overview model. The Fraunhofer Reference Model for knowledge management presented in Fig. 1 has been recognized as one of the few holistic KM frameworks for standardization in Europe.