Building Knowledge Capital
Knowledge Base and Knowledge Management are two tightly tied sides of a firm's endeavor to create Knowledge Capital as it interfaces with the market.
Knowledge management is the way a firm gathers, organizes, and uses the knowledge that they acquire as the firm does business in a market segment. Knowledge Management is thus a set of practices (explicitly or implicitly defined) and the enabling technology infrastructure the firm uses to create Knowledge Capital from the vast array of information the firm's employees acquire every day.
A Knowledge Base is the infrastructure tool used to enable and automate the gathering, storing and transfer of knowledge.