Enabling Knowledge Creation: How to Unlock the Mystery of Tacit Knowledge and Release the Power of Innovation / Edition 1

Enabling Knowledge Creation: How to Unlock the Mystery of Tacit Knowledge and Release the Power of Innovation / Edition 1

by Georg von Krogh, Ikujiro Nonaka, Kazuo Ichijo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195126165

ISBN-13: 9780195126167

Pub. Date: 06/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

When The Knowledge-Creating Company (OUP; nearly 40,000 copies sold) appeared, it was hailed as a landmark work in the field of knowledge management. Now, Enabling Knowledge Creation ventures even further into this all-important territory, showing how firms can generate and nurture ideas by using the concepts introduced in the first book.
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Overview

When The Knowledge-Creating Company (OUP; nearly 40,000 copies sold) appeared, it was hailed as a landmark work in the field of knowledge management. Now, Enabling Knowledge Creation ventures even further into this all-important territory, showing how firms can generate and nurture ideas by using the concepts introduced in the first book.
Weaving together lessons from such international leaders as Siemens, Unilever, Skandia, and Sony, along with their own first-hand consulting experiences, the authors introduce knowledge enabling—the overall set of organizational activities that promote knowledge creation—and demonstrate its power to transform an organization's knowledge into value-creating actions. 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. Indeed, it demands new roles and responsibilities for everyone in the organization—from the elite in the executive suite to the frontline workers on the shop floor. Whether an activist, a caring expert, or a corporate epistemologist who focuses on the theory of knowledge itself, everyone in an organization has a vital role to play in making "care" an integral part of the everyday experience; in supporting, nurturing, and encouraging microcommunities of innovation and fun; and in creating a shared space where knowledge is created, exchanged, and used for sustained, competitive advantage.
This much-anticipated sequel puts practical tools into the hands of managers and executives who are struggling to unleash the power of knowledge in their organization.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195126167
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1From Managing to Enabling Knowledge3
2The Limits of Knowledge Management: Why So Many Barriers Still Exist18
3Care in the Organization: Why an Enabling Context Matters45
4Strategy and Knowledge Creation: Ensuring Survival in the Present and Advancement in the Future69
5Enabler 1: Instill a Knowledge Vision100
6Enabler 2: Manage Conversations125
7Enabler 3: Mobilize Knowledge Activists147
8Enabler 4: Create the Right Context176
9Enabler 5: Globalize Local Knowledge207
10Knowledge Enabling in Action: Dismantling Barriers at Gemini Consulting240
11Epilogue: The Knowledge-Enabling Journey259
Notes265
References275
Index283

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