Individual Knowledge Knowledge Management The Process of Knowledge Conversion Tacit Knowledge Knowledge-based Enterprise Value of Knowledge for Business Kowledge Communities Example: Siemens' ShareNet Nonaka Knowledge Transformation and Flow


The Virtuous Circle of Experimentation

Learning SWOT Questions

Ikujiro Nonaka and Hirotaka Takeuchi, the authors of The Knowledge-Creating Company, define the process of knowledge transformation and flow around an organization as follows:

①  Socialization (the conversion of tacit knowledge to tacit knowledge);

②  Combination (the conversion of explicit knowledge to explicit knowledge);

③  Externalization (the conversion of tacit to explicit knowledge); and

④  Internalization (the conversion of explicit to tacit knowledge).

Subconscious vs. Conscious



KM vs. Information Management

"Knowledge management" is different from "information management". While the former targets collecting and distributing knowledge both explicit and tacit throughout the organization, the latter deals mainly with documented explicit knowledge or information only... More