This presentation outlines the importance of knowledge management primarily, but not exclusively, in knowledge intensive organisations. A number of cognitive frameworks relating to knowledge management are given, and the need for organisational change to take place in order to facilitate organisational learning is discussed. This presentation proposes to develop in a cognitively linked dynamic framework, a number of disparate concepts, and show their value in co-ordinating knowledge creation. Central to the co-ordination of these disparate concepts is the function of Knowledge Management. Pivotal to the development of knowledge creation in an organisation, are concepts such as organisational learning, product development, problem identification and solution, and facilitating technology. This presentation proposes that these functions are linked by mechanisms of knowledge management, in a manner which is illustrated by the model given in the presentation. The function of knowledge management is therefore, to act as a co-ordinating mechanism. The first section of this presentation describes knowledge management and shows its links with innovation and knowledge creation. The next section outlines the changing forms of organisation needed for knowledge development to occur. The third section draws together a number of the emerging themes in an attempt to suggest a cognitive framework. The presentation concludes by describing ways of testing the cognitive framework suggested.