Managing Flow: A Process Theory of the Knowledge-Based Firm by Ikujiro Nonaka, Ryoko Toyama, Toru Hirata, Susan J. Bigelow,

By Ikujiro Nonaka, Ryoko Toyama, Toru Hirata, Susan J. Bigelow, Ayano Hirose, Florian Kohlbacher

Offers an final conception of knowledge-based administration and organizational wisdom production in line with empirical examine and an in depth literature review. It explores wisdom administration as a world proposal and is proper to any corporation that desires to prosper and thrive within the international wisdom financial system.

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32 Managing Flow Dialogue is effective as the basis for knowledge creation because it enables us to understand that there are views that are different from our own, and it helps us to accept and synthesize these views. To engage in effective dialogue we must be able to articulate our thoughts in a way that is simultaneously assertive and modest. Knowledge creation requires the kind of dialogue where we pit our views against those of others in a way that makes us realize that we make mistakes and which pushes us to a higher plane in pursuit of the essence of things.

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The whole is not only the sum of its parts. The validity of the knowledge whole created varies widely depending on how well it has been organized. Creative use of computerized communication networks and large-scale databases can facilitate this mode of knowledge conversion. Many IT-based methods of knowledge management are aimed at improving this stage through more efficient and effective combination. Unprecedented developments in information technology and the Internet in recent years have made it possible for large numbers of people to gain access to information simultaneously in real time, in a free exchange of explicit knowledge unfettered by constraints of time and space.

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