tacit knowledge


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tacit knowledge

any knowledge which the SOCIAL ACTOR possesses but may not be able to articulate, which enables him or her to perform competently within a general or specific social context.
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In addition, traditional knowledge extraction techniques work well in eliciting tacit knowledge in literal documents.
Tacit knowledge is an experimental and context specific interpersonal know- ledge which enables the organizations' employees to share their experiences, intuitions and cognitions together for problem solving.
These include an unusual ability and incentive to accumulate and pass on tacit knowledge (Le Breton-Miller & Miller, 2015), to protect and leverage reputation (Habbershon & Williams, 1999), and to build strong relationships (Arregle, Hitt, Sirmon, & Very, 2007; Pearson, Carr, & Shaw, 2008) and slack resources.
Therefore, the employees who have acquired a tacit knowledge are divided into employees with tacit knowledge sharing intentions and employees without tacit knowledge sharing intentions.
First, Polanyi (1985) knows distinction between explicit and tacit knowledge. Nonaka and Takvachy believe points that are often overlooked by those companies such insights, intuition, thought and unconscious feelings, values, ideas, metaphors and comparisons.
He explained that tacit knowledge is the combination of experience and expertise of those working on the ground.
The problem with information centric conceptualization of knowledge is its implicit undermining of tacit knowledge. If information even refined and contextualized is knowledge it can essentially be reproduced in explicit information form thereby implying that knowledge is inherently explicit.
Could a proper understanding of the nature of tacit knowledge help us overcome the dogmatic suspicion of tradition which we have inherited from the Enlightenment?
* Tacit to Tacit: This is the sharing of tacit knowledge directly with another.
Thirdly, frequent personal contacts result in an efficient collaboration and the transfer of tacit knowledge between partners (Schartinger et al.
GHP: Looking at the above, how can we introduce and examine the distinction and the relation between the "tacit knowledge" and the "explicit knowledge" in the context of the present society-related practice?
Generally speaking, knowledge is divided into two distinct categories called explicit and tacit knowledge. Explicit knowledge is information that is easy to capture, structure, and share with individuals.