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Knowledge Management and Polanyi

  title={Knowledge Management and Polanyi},
  author={Eric M. Straw},
  • Eric M. Straw
  • Published 2016
  • In this paper, I assess the impact of Polanyi’s epistemology on the business discipline of knowledge management (KM). Polanyi’s epistemology has been misunderstood and misapplied in KM literature because of the influence of Ikujiro Nonaka. This misunderstanding is rooted in the misidentification of Nonaka’s tacit knowledge with Polanyi’s tacit knowing, a conflation of a shallow bifurcation of categories of knowledge with a rich process of knowing. I explore these misunderstandings as myths… CONTINUE READING


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