Enabling Knowledge Creation: How to Unlock the Mystery of Tacit Knowledge and Release the Power of…

Hardcover | May 15, 2000

byGeorg Von Krogh, Kazuo Ichijo, Ikujiro Nonaka

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When The Knowledge-Creating Company (OUP; nearly 40,000 copies sold) appeared, it was hailed as a landmark work in the field of knowledge management. Now, Enabling Knowledge Creation ventures even further into this all-important territory, showing how firms can generate and nurture ideas byusing the concepts introduced in the first book. Weaving together lessons from such international leaders as Siemens, Unilever, Skandia, and Sony, along with their own first-hand consulting experiences, the authors introduce knowledge enabling--the overall set of organizational activities that promote knowledge creation--and demonstrate itspower to transform an organization's knowledge into value-creating actions. They describe the five key "knowledge enablers" and outline what it takes to instill a knowledge vision, manage conversations, mobilize knowledge activists, create the right context for knowledge creation, and globalizelocal knowledge. The authors stress that knowledge creation must be more than the exclusive purview of one individual--or designated "knowledge" officer. Indeed, it demands new roles and responsibilities for everyone in the organization--from the elite in the executive suite to the frontline workers on theshop floor. Whether an activist, a caring expert, or a corporate epistemologist who focuses on the theory of knowledge itself, everyone in an organization has a vital role to play in making "care" an integral part of the everyday experience; in supporting, nurturing, and encouraging microcommunitiesof innovation and fun; and in creating a shared space where knowledge is created, exchanged, and used for sustained, competitive advantage. This much-anticipated sequel puts practical tools into the hands of managers and executives who are struggling to unleash the power of knowledge in their organization.

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 Based on extensive research and interviews with some of the world’s most foremost management experts and leaders, the authors of this book provide a wealth of tips and strategies for corporations to transform knowledge and ideas into action. In Enabling Knowledge Creation, authors Georg von Krogh, Kazuo Ichijo and Ikujiro Nonaka show ...

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When The Knowledge-Creating Company (OUP; nearly 40,000 copies sold) appeared, it was hailed as a landmark work in the field of knowledge management. Now, Enabling Knowledge Creation ventures even further into this all-important territory, showing how firms can generate and nurture ideas byusing the concepts introduced in the first boo...

Georg Von Krogh is Professor of Management and member of the board, the Institute of Management, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. An active consultant, his clients include Hoffman La-Roche, PricewaterhouseCoopers, USB, and Unilever. He lives in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Kazuo Ichijo is Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sci...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 5.98 × 9.41 × 1.18 inPublished:May 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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 Based on extensive research and interviews with some of the world’s most foremost management experts and leaders, the authors of this book provide a wealth of tips and strategies for corporations to transform knowledge and ideas into action. In Enabling Knowledge Creation, authors Georg von Krogh, Kazuo Ichijo and Ikujiro Nonaka show managers and executives how instilling, managing and mobilizing knowledge within internal sets of communities for the promotion of innovation and egalitarianism can set you apart from your competitors for good. Learn today how enabling knowledge will transform the corporation of tomorrow.

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"Knowledge creation requires an organized effort, says this international author team. They offer a detailed program along with five enablers: a knowledge vision, managed conversations, a team of knowledge activists, a contextual framework, and a distribution process."--Business ReaderReview