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Title: New project conceptualization : towards a theory of organizational knowledge creation
Author: Akbar, Hammad
ISNI:       0000 0004 2669 3431
Awarding Body: University of East Anglia
Current Institution: University of East Anglia
Date of Award: 2009
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Organizational knowledge creation is a multifaceted process, and thus its representation needs to have the potential to be easily linked with, i.e. connected, associated or related with and informed by or inform, the extensive literature on its different facets. These linkages are easier to be made if the representation is able to or has the potential to reflect these facets. This study focuses on two such facets - an innovation process and dynamic interactions. Organizational knowledge creation in its influential models has been approached from an innovation-process, learning-process or tacit/explicit knowledge perspective. The innovation-process models focus predominantly on innovation stages and activities, and inadequately reflect dynamic interactions across these stages, even though the innovation process, i.e. the process through which an innovative idea is translated into innovative outcomes, such as products, services and systems, has the potential to specifically reflect the knowledge creation process, i.e. the dynamic process through which an innovative idea, generated by an individual(s), is amplified, as well as crystallized and connected with an organization's knowledge system. Learning-process models emphasise learning processes per se, and are unable to reflect either dynamic interactions or an innovation process. Tacit/explicit knowledge models, being the most influential on the subject, focus predominantly on dynamic interactions, and inadequately reflect the innovation process. The inadequate reflection of the innovation process makes learning-process and tacit/explicit knowledge models difficult to be linked with extensive literature on innovations in terms of the divergent and convergent processes/activities, how these complement and conflict one another, and how their conflict is synthesised. This study approaches organizational knowledge creation from an innovation-process perspective.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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