The Process of Knowledge Conversion in Institutions of Superior Education: The Case of the Catarinian Association of Educational Foundations-ACAFE/Brasil

By Marcos Ferasso, Jorge Alberto Velloso Saldanha and Leandro Mauricio Medeiros Vieira.

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The human knowledge is created and expanded through social interaction between the tacit and the explicit knowledge, what is called knowledge conversion. This way, there are four kinds of knowledge conversion: the socialization, the externalization, the combination and the internalization. The present study tries to investigate how the process of knowledge conversion is configurated, in institutions of superior education. Characterized as a qualitative study, studying the case of ACAFE, with descriptive type analysis level, supported by secondary data investigation, using semi-structured interviews added to the intentional sample and analyzed by the technique of content analysis. It’s been noticed that ACAFE is in an advanced stage in the management of this knowledge, just needing to strengthen the knowledge gotten outside ACAFE, considered in the elaboration of strategies, beyond the security and protection of the developed and/or acquired knowledge.

Keywords: Knowledge management. Universitary management. ACAFE.

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 6, Issue 11, pp.41-44. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.956MB).

Prof. Marcos Ferasso

Professor, ACSA, Unoesc, Sao Miguel do Oeste, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Administrator, Specialist in Business Management by UNOESC. International Specialist in Local Development by International Labour Organization/United Nations/Turim-Italy. Professor at UNOESC/São Miguel do Oeste/Santa Catarina/Brazil. Rua Guilherme José Missen, 75-São Miguel do Oeste/Santa Catarina/Brazil. 89900-000.

Ms. Jorge Alberto Velloso Saldanha

Professor, Unisul, Sao Jose, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Administrator, Master’s Degree in Management by UFSC Professor at Univali/São José/Santa Catarina/Brazil R. Antônio Scherer, 330, ap. 206. Kobrasol/São José/Santa Catarina/Brazil. 88102-090

Prof. Leandro Mauricio Medeiros Vieira

Professor, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Administrator, Alumn of UFRGS at Administration Master´s Degree Course. Owner of the www.administradores.com.br web site.

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