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Organizing knowledge in the knowledge development cycle

Ganesh D. Bhatt (Ganesh D. Bhatt is Assistant Professor at the School of Business and Management, Morgan State University, Baltimore, USA.)

Journal of Knowledge Management

ISSN: 1367-3270

Article publication date: 1 March 2000

Abstract

The main aim of the paper is to examine some of the strategies that can be matched to increase the effectiveness of the knowledge development cycle. In manufacturing and operational works, the effectiveness of different organizing strategies to enhance the quality of manufacturing processes and products is well established. In knowledge works, however, we lack such frameworks. Unlike manufacturing and operational processes, knowledge development processes are often chaotic, unstructured, and unsystematic, resulting in intangible products. Therefore, the principles of manufacturing strategies cannot be applied in the knowledge development cycle. In knowledge works, organizing strategies should be defined and initiated based on knowledge development phases (e.g. knowledge creation, knowledge adoption, knowledge distribution, and knowledge review and revision). Each phase, in the knowledge development cycle, needs to be evaluated in context of its characteristics on repetition, standardization, reliability, and specifications.

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Bhatt, G.D. (2000), "Organizing knowledge in the knowledge development cycle", Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 4 No. 1, pp. 15-26. https://doi.org/10.1108/13673270010315371

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