A study of knowledge internalization: From the perspective of learning cycle theory

Ming Ten Tsai, Kuo Wei Lee

研究成果: Article同行評審

24 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)

摘要

Purpose - In an age of rapid knowledge expansion, external knowledge sources are available in abundance. The purpose of this paper is to focus on the way in which firms can effectively internalize explicit knowledge and direct it into the tacit knowledge of employees, thereby enhancing the organization's competitiveness (knowledge internalization). Design/methodology/approach - An exploratory research is adapted to discuss the issue of knowledge internalization based on learning cycle theory. A theoretical framework is developed which provides an analytical perspective on the knowledge internalization. Findings - The results of this study reveal that an "incomplete learning cycle" is one of the reasons why explicit knowledge could not be successfully converted into tacit knowledge. Hence, when a more complete learning cycle is followed, explicit knowledge is more easily converted into tacit knowledge. Research limitations/implication s - This study's results can be considered as a stepping-stone for future rigorous theoretical and empirical investigations. Originality/value - This paper seeks to develop a framework of knowledge internalization based on learning cycle theory that will serve as reference for both the academic and business communities.

原文English
頁(從 - 到)57-71
頁數15
期刊Journal of Knowledge Management
10
發行號3
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 策略與管理
  • 技術與創新管理

指紋

深入研究「A study of knowledge internalization: From the perspective of learning cycle theory」主題。共同形成了獨特的指紋。

引用此