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The diffusion of tacit knowledge and its implications on information systems: The role of meta-abilities

Selamat, Mohamad Hisyam and Choudrie, Jyoti (2004) The diffusion of tacit knowledge and its implications on information systems: The role of meta-abilities. Journal of Knowledge Management, 8 (2). pp. 128-139. ISSN 1367-3270

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Difusing tacit knowledge, a transparent and subjective from of knowledge, needs an individual's ability to externalize and sharing of this knowledge by using the concepts of meta-abilities. The argument of this research is that meta-abilities develop individuals to externalize their tacit knowledge in the form of creative idea, actions, reactions and reflection. Documenting these externalized and shared knowledge can provide a basis to keep information system (IS) updated with relavant and reliable " best practices". From a discussion of this framework, it is concluded that the future focus for the diffusion of tacit knowledge should be toward an individual's meta-abilities development that develop creativity and interpretivity. There should also be an impetus towards creating the right organizational culture and infrastructure that promotes tacit knowledge sharing and externalization within and between employees.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: knowledge management, Information systems, Diffusion, Resource sharing
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: College of Business
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2012 13:58
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2012 13:58
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/4417

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