Managing Flow: A Process Theory of the Knowledge-Based Firm by I. NonakaManaging Flow: A Process Theory of the Knowledge-Based Firm by I. Nonaka

Managing Flow: A Process Theory of the Knowledge-Based Firm

byI. Nonaka, R. Toyama, T. Hirata

Hardcover | July 25, 2008

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Presents an ultimate theory of knowledge-based management and organizational knowledge creation based on empirical research and an extensive literature review. It explores knowledge management as a global concept and is relevant to any company that wants to prosper and thrive in the global knowledge economy.
Susan J. Bigelow is a writer and editor based in Tokyo, Japan. Her research is in communications theory and comparative philosophy concerning aesthetics and technology. Ayano Hirose is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy at Hitotsbashi University, Tokyo, Japan. Her research is in th...
Title:Managing Flow: A Process Theory of the Knowledge-Based FirmFormat:HardcoverDimensions:252 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.87 inPublished:July 25, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230553761

ISBN - 13:9780230553767


Table of Contents

Introduction Characteristics of Knowledge The Theoretical Framework Vision and Driving Objectives: Values for the Common Good Eisai Honda Implications Ba Mayekawa Manufacturing Co., Ltd Kumon Implications Dialogue and Practice: Leveraging Organizational Dialects Seven-Eleven Japan Muji Implications Dynamic Knowledge Assets in Process YKK JFE: Synthesizing Experience Implications Leadership: Fostering Distributed Excellence in the Organization Canon Toyota Prius Implications Conclusions

Editorial Reviews

"Nonaka and his co-authors must be congratulated on developing an understanding of this ephemeral concept of knowledge, and on widening it out beyond business objectives to general wellbeing." - Gordon Harris, Professional Manager