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  Knowledge creation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Knowledge can be divided in both tacit knowledge, which involves senses, skills and intuition, and explicit knowledge, which is formulated and/or captured.
Knowledge is the structure of symbols and/or semantics chosen by a society.
The specific knowledge creation interaction occurs at the line between knowledge structure and anti-knowledge, which is the cutting edge.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Knowledge_creation   (272 words)

  
 Knowledge management - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Knowledge management (or KM) is an approach to improving organizational outcomes and organizational learning by introducing into an organization a range of specific processes and practices for identifying and capturing knowledge, know-how, expertise and other intellectual capital, and for making such knowledge assets available for transfer and reuse across the organization.
Knowledge management programs are typically tied to specific organizational objectives and are intended to lead to the achievement of specific targeted results such as improved performance, competitive advantage, or higher levels of innovation.
One alternative strategy to encoding knowledge into and retrieving knowledge from a knowledge repository such as a database is for individuals to instead access expert individuals on an ad hoc basis, as needed, with their knowledge requests.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Knowledge_management   (1374 words)

  
 Nathalie Lazaric and Alain Raybaut: Knowledge Creation Facing Hierarchy
However, knowledge creation in the network configuration and communities of practices may be problematic because of the lack of appropriate intervention regulating such creativity (Miles and Snow 1992, Miles and Snow 1997, Foss 2003).
The process of knowledge creation is constrained by the pressures imposed by a hierarchy, which introduces coordination mechanisms in an attempt to improve efficiency through the selection of particular practices.
Given that different forms of knowledge are present within a firm, we assume that the routine selection process refers only to activated knowledge and, more specifically, to routines in operation, in other words, the organizational practices activated by the firm's members (see Lazaric and Mangolte 1999 and Lazaric 2000, on those specific aspects).
jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk /7/2/3.html   (5393 words)

  
 The Dialectic of Knowledge-in-Production:
Value Creation in Late Capitalism and the Rise of Knowledge-Centered ...
After an abstract discussion of knowledge as a process, this paper discusses the implications for the overall structure of capitalist economy, concluding that the emancipatory claims for the knowledge economy are overstated.
Knowledge which goes un-utilized, which is locked-up, thrown away, or forgotten, is, for all intents and purposes, not knowledge (in the same way that money that is hoarded, not thrown back into circulation, does not really count as capital).
Without the knowledge possessed and controlled by the firm, and embodied in the organization of the firm, the knowledge possessed by most "knowledge workers" is useless.
www.sociology.org /content/vol002.003/curry.html   (8464 words)

  
 Bulletin Dec/Jan 2000: AM99, Track 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The focus on knowledge discovery is timely: it is the theme of the November 1999 issue of Communications of the ACM, and the Summer 1999 issue of Library Trends (edited by ASIS members Jian Qin and M. Jay Norton) deals specifically with knowledge discovery in bibliographic databases.
Because terms such as data, information and knowledge are not used consistently, it is important to look beyond the terms and determine what is actually being analyzed and synthesized by the various techniques described briefly in the remainder of this article.
Knowledge management in business settings is likewise concerned with knowledge capture, finding ways to make tacit knowledge explicit (e.g., documenting best practices) or creating expert directories to foster knowledge sharing through human-human collaboration.
www.asis.org /Bulletin/Jan-00/track_1.html   (1280 words)

  
 Knowledge Creation and Re-Use through Knowledge Networking
Knowledge networks are mapped that uncover interactions within and across the boundaries of the organization.
ONA is an outgrowth of many knowledge disciplines including social network theory, organizational behavior, interpersonal communications, chaos theory, complex adaptive systems, artificial intelligence-based search and pattern-matching, communities of practice research and a branch of mathematics called Graph Theory.
Teams that are central in the organization's knowledge networks complete their tasks quicker than project teams who struggle to access the knowledge they need to perform their work.
www.orgnet.com /IHRIM.html   (2506 words)

  
 Knowledge-at-work
Knowledge is social, needs relationships, trust and dialog to surface and must be tested.
KM then must be about making people aware, must focus on new knowledge creation, needs linguistic processes e.g.
Knowledge requires conversations to emerge, knowledge needs dialog, social interaction, trust and reciprocity to happen - all knowledge is social.
denham.typepad.com /km   (1244 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In the second phase, tacit knowledge shared by, for example, a self-organizing team is converted to explicit knowledge in the form of a new concept, a process similar to externalization.
He envisioned a self-organizing group knowledge creation process where useful organizing structures come "on-the-fly" as an emergent phenomenon; they are a by-product of people doing their knowledge work on-line from the way they name their public folders for starting and filing group discussions.
In organizational knowledge creation, a creative mood in a group must be promoted such that individual creative acts are stimulated in relation to the body of shared group knowledge.
ksi.cpsc.ucalgary.ca /KAW/KAW98/abecker   (7622 words)

  
 Pulling sense out of today’s informational chaos
Knowledge, then, is information that has been pulled from the chaos and made ordered, useful and understandable — it stands in a relatively small quantity outside of the excess of information.
Knowledge is not judged as being objectively true, as information has and is still often thought of, rather it is judged as being subjectively useful.
LiveJournal acts as a system of knowledge creation in two ways: first, on the level of individual users and their personal journals and friends pages, and second, on the larger level of community journals and discussions.
www.firstmonday.org /issues/issue9_12/raynes   (3298 words)

  
 Transforming Information into Knowledge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Knowledge, leading to the correct decisions made at the correct time, is the best route to success in a post-genomics world where hundreds of companies have access to the same or similar data.
Although explicit knowledge is the easiest to measure, it is tacit knowledge, the individual knowledge that each scientist carries, that is the most important and the hardest to harness.
pre-genomic), knowledge creation could easily be observed in every interaction in small biotechnology companies: the direct exposure of new information between scientists; the articulation of personal, relevant knowledge; the juxtaposition of information from different sources; the process of using the new data presented to reach novel conclusions.
radio.weblogs.com /0100187/gems/Proposal   (4396 words)

  
 Knowledge management technology
Although the exchange is superficially one of purely explicit knowledge, the expert must first make a judgment as to the nature of the problem and then as to the most likely solution, both of which bring his or her tacit knowledge into play.
The essence of this model is to divide the knowledge creation processes into four categories: socialization (tacit knowledge formation and communication), externalization (formation of explicit knowledge from tacit knowledge), combination (use of explicit knowledge), and internalization (formation of new tacit knowledge from explicit knowledge).
Although early generations of knowledge management solutions (solutions typically integrate several technologies) focused on explicit knowledge in the form of documents and databases, there is a trend to expand the scope of the solutions somewhat to integrate technologies that can, to some extent, foster the use of tacit knowledge.
www.research.ibm.com /journal/sj/404/marwick.html   (8398 words)

  
 Knowledge Management News™ - Knowledge Creation Cycle
The consistent components of these types of knowledge are the organizational context and the ways in which they are created -- the knowledge creation cycle.
Knowledge within organizations is created in two distinct cycles, personal and collective.
Personal knowledge when applied within the organizational context generates new knowledge for the individual that can then be applied to the organization, thus creating or enhancing the organization's knowledge.
www.kmnews.com /index.php?page=Knowledge_Creation_Cycle   (148 words)

  
 Role Of Science In Knowledge Creation: A Philosophy Of Science Perspective
Ideally the general body of scientific knowledge should consist of facts and principles that are firmly established and accepted without serious doubt, by an overwhelming majority of competent, well-informed scientists.
An enormous amount of knowledge resides in the ability to notice and to interpret phenomena such as clouds, the sound patterns in a wood, the behavior of a person believed to be sick, and so on.
To suggest that the hallmark of scientific knowledge is its empirical testability is to settle for far less than we should demand of such an important enterprise as science.
www.kmbook.com /science.htm   (5058 words)

  
 ~ OD Practitioner Online - Vol. 32 / No. 4 (2000) ~   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
As Chief Knowledge Officers appreciate that networks and practice communities are the most natural and powerful resources for learning and knowledge we are rapidly seeing a convergence of knowledge management efforts with a focus on learning communities.
Knowledge cannot be separated from the communities that create it, use it, and transform it.
The knowledge era is ushering in new appreciation for the importance of culture in attracting and retaining valuable knowledge workers.
www.odnetwork.org /odponline/vol32n4/knowledgenets.html   (4034 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Enabling Knowledge Creation: How to Unlock the Mystery of Tacit Knowledge and Release the Power of ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The authors stress that knowledge creation must be more than the exclusive purview of one individual--or designated "knowledge" officer.
They describe the five key "knowledge enablers" and outline what it takes to instill a knowledge vision, manage conversations, mobilize knowledge activists, create the right context for knowledge creation, and globalize local knowledge.
The authors stress that knowledge creation must be more than the exclusive purview of one individual-or designated "knowledge" officer.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0195126165   (904 words)

  
 DKRC Project - Typology of Knowledge Process Creation
Discussions of distributed knowledge frequently invoke one or more dualisms to characterize the ways in which knowledge comes to be shared within a community of inquiry.
We will argue that this is an unproductive frame for understanding what distributed knowledge is, and how it works in communities of inquiry.
It is not a matter of something becoming knowledge, and then being distributed; insofar as it has come to be held as knowledge, it must be distributed.
www.dkrc.org /KDI/projects/knowltyp.shtml   (275 words)

  
 IBM Research: Knowledge Socialization: Project: White paper
In business, people are discovering the importance of social practices in knowledge creation (Collins and Porras, 1994) as well as the value of cooperation in fostering the ecology of an industry (Moore, 1996).
Rather than focus purely on the competition of ideas to determine which individual idea is correct, there is a move to use a more collaborative conversational method called Dialogue to create knowledge from a group that goes beyond what any one individual can conceive (Bohm, 1990, 1994; Isaacs, 1996).
In a related effort, we will be attempting to foster the collaborative creation of knowledge by supporting pattern languages.
www.research.ibm.com /knowsoc/project_paper.html   (2438 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Knowledge in organizations and knowledge management have become central topics in the public, nonprofit and private sectors.
This playlist integrates theory, research, and practice concerning knowledge creation and knowledge management to help individuals understand and use knowledge more effectively in their professional work.
Topics include: knowledge creation and sharing within an organization; the knowledge-based theory of organizations as compared to transaction economics perspectives; knowledge creation and sharing in inter-organizational, networked arrangements including both horizontal relationships such as partnerships, collaborative efforts, and joint ventures and vertical relationships along the supply chain or in intergovernmental relations.
h2obeta.law.harvard.edu /ipl/query/Collaboration/maxHits/10   (3440 words)

  
 Knowledge Forum
The Internet has the potential to revolutionize the creation, sharing, and use of knowledge within and across organizations.
Business leaders and academic experts worldwide recognize that the ability to create, share, use, and protect knowledge is key to success in the new economy.
Please join us on Friday, September 29, 2000 when experts and leaders from business and academia come together to discuss the impact of the Internet on the creation and use of knowledge inside the firm as well as between the firm and its customers, suppliers, and partners.
groups.haas.berkeley.edu /imio/knowledge/index2000.htm   (253 words)

  
 EconPapers: Knowledge Creation as a Square Dance on the Hilbert Cube
Knowledge Creation as a Square Dance on the Hilbert Cube
It is intended to contribute eventually to the development of microfoundations for aggregate models of knowledge externalities used in various literatures, such as those pertaining to endogenous growth theory, urban agglomeration and growth, organizational R&D and knowledge creation, and human capital accumulation.
Our model incorporates two key aspects of the cooperative process of knowledge creation: (i) heterogeneity of people in their state of knowledge is essential for successful cooperation in the joint creation of new ideas, while (ii) the very process of cooperative knowledge creation affects the heterogeneity of people through the accumulation of knowledge in common.
econpapers.repec.org /paper/ecmnasm04/204.htm   (370 words)

  
 Knowledge Creation as a Square Dance on the Hilbert Cube
This paper presents a micro-model of knowledge creation and transfer in a small group of people.
Unlike the two-person case, in the four person case we show that the equilibrium process of knowledge creation may converge to the most productive state.
"Knowledge Creation as a Square Dance on the Hilbert Cube," Econometric Society 2004 North American Summer Meetings 204, Econometric Society.
ideas.repec.org /p/wpa/wuwpga/0401004.html   (642 words)

  
 Creating Positive Context: Capabilities for customer knowledge co-creation
To be able to contribute their own knowledge, customers first need to absorb the firm’s specific knowledge and to understand its meaning.
Such motivation can derive from an awareness of the relevance of their knowledge contribution or from incentives in the form of early access to new products, special events, discounts and so on.
Firms need to develop absorptive capacity with dialogue for their customers’ knowledge; that is an ability to recognise the value of customer knowledge, sense and incorporate it within the firm.
chrislawer.blogs.com /chris_lawer/2005/07/capabilities_fo.html   (1108 words)

  
 AM99call   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
We have increasing capacity to generate or gather, model, represent and retrieve more complex, and cross-disciplinary data and ideas from new sources and at varying scales.
The transformational power of information can only be capitalized upon through knowledge acquisition, classification, utilization and dissemination research, tools and techniques.
This conference will look at current (and imminent) knowledge creation, acquisition, navigation, correlation, retrieval, management and dissemination practicalities and potentialities, their implementation and impact, and the theories behind developments.
www.asis.org /Conferences/am99call.html   (888 words)

  
 Open Directory - Reference: Knowledge Management: Knowledge Creation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Provides some information on how knowledge creation is key to successful management.
HBS Working Knowledge: Innovation and Change - The Harvard Business School's Working Knowledge web site has long been recognized as a good resource for more practical business fare than usually found in the Harvard Business Review, which makes this section on Innovation and Change articles of particular relevance to Innovation managers.
Vital Enterprises - Develops world-class performers-- people who create desired results with minimal resources and who empower others with their knowledge, skills, and character to do the same.
dmoz.org /Reference/Knowledge_Management/Knowledge_Creation   (720 words)

  
 KNETMAP... Mapping Tacit and Explicit Knowledge Creation, Use and RE-Use for Value Creation
Mapping Tacit and Explicit Knowledge Creation, Use and RE-Use for Value Creation
Mapping our knowledge networks allows us to see how information is transferred.
Can you arrange the nodes so that no two lines overlap?
www.knetmap.com   (35 words)

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