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What is meant by tacit knowledge?: towards a better understanding of the shape of actions

Hedesstrom, Ted and Whitley, Edgar A. (2000) What is meant by tacit knowledge?: towards a better understanding of the shape of actions. In: 8th European Conference on Information Systems, 3-5 July 2000, Vienna, Austria.

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Abstract

The notion of tacit knowledge has been widely and diversely adopted in the knowledge management literature. It is used to cover knowledge which hasn’t yet been articulated as well as knowledge which various authors argue cannot ever be articulated. This paper seeks to review these differences and proposes a conceptual means of understanding the issues associated with tacit knowledge. It draws on the work of Collins and Kusch to introduce notions of polimorphic and mimeomorphic actions before raising implications for the practice of knowledge management.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2000 ECIS Standing Committee
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Sets: Research centres and groups > Information Systems and Innovation Group
Departments > Management
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Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2010 13:24
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/29178/

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