A Dynamic Theory of Organizational Knowledge Creation

@article{Nonaka1994ADT,
  title={A Dynamic Theory of Organizational Knowledge Creation},
  author={Ikujiro Nonaka},
  journal={Organization Science},
  year={1994},
  volume={5},
  pages={14-37}
}
  • I. Nonaka
  • Published 1 February 1994
  • Business
  • Organization Science
This paper proposes a paradigm for managing the dynamic aspects of organizational knowledge creating processes. Its central theme is that organizational knowledge is created through a continuous dialogue between tacit and explicit knowledge. The nature of this dialogue is examined and four patterns of interaction involving tacit and explicit knowledge are identified. It is argued that while new knowledge is developed by individuals, organizations play a critical role in articulating and… 

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