The Knowledge Creation Process

By Nahid Hashemian and Abbas Afrazeh.

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Knowledge creation is an important competitive factor in many organizations. In order to improve knowledge creation process its study is necessary. In manual works, the core of work study is the analysis of work into its simplest elements and the systematic improvements of the workers' performance of each element. For knowledge creation process, we follow this method, by recognition of effective factors and their consequence. In manual work after analyzing and recording motions extra ones can be eliminated, but in knowledge creation process after work study we can only increase or decrease effective factors to make it more productive. In this article, we analyze two knowledge creation models and some learning theories to extract main effective factors in knowledge creation process. We focus on individual knowledge creation. For this process like all processes, we need materials, know consecution of them and suitable place for combination. Based on this pattern we define tangible and intangible materials, stages and suitable "ba" (the shared context for knowledge creation). We have introduced the characteristics of suitable "ba" that affect each factor, which can be adjusted in organization to make the knowledge creation process more productive. In different knowledge works, the importance of each factor differs. The adjuster organizational factors should be chosen based on their effect on creation factors and the weight of creation factors in creation process and cost of adjustment. By this method, we can design suitable "ba" to improve the knowledge creation process by adjusting each effective organizational factor.

Keywords: Knowledge Management, Knowledge Creation Process, Work Study

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 6, Issue 11, pp.1-8. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 2.025MB).

Nahid Hashemian

Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Dr. Abbas Afrazeh

Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran (Islamic Republic of)


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