Organizational Development
Present a written analysis of the findings offered in the journal article regarding how the organisational knowledge creation theory has evolved over the past 15 years. How might the theory be advanced in the future? Do you agree with this view? Why or why not? Explain your answer with practical examples where possible. You are especially encouraged to include references in support of your analysis which you may find in current contemporary media sources.

http://oss.sagepub.com/Organization Studies http://oss.sagepub.com/content/27/8/1179 The online version of this article can be found at: DOI: 10.1177/0170840606066312 Organization Studies 2006 27: 1179 Ikujiro Nonaka, Georg von Krogh and Sven Voelpel Advances Organizational Knowledge Creation Theory: Evolutionary Paths and Future Published by: http://www.sagepublications.com On behalf of: European Group for Organizational Studies Additional services and information for Organization Studies can be found at: Email Alerts: http://oss.sagepub.com/cgi/alerts Subscriptions: http://oss.sagepub.com/subscriptions Reprints: http://www.sagepub.com/journalsReprints.nav Permissions: http://www.sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav Citations: http://oss.sagepub.com/content/27/8/1179.refs.html Downloaded from oss.sagepub.com at The John Rylands University Library, The University of Manchester on August 11, 2011 Review Paper Organizational Knowledge Creation Theory: Evolutionary Paths and Future Advances Ikujiro Nonaka, Georg von Krogh and Sven Voelpel Abstract Organizational knowledge creation is the process of making available and amplifying knowledge created by individuals as well as crystallizing and connecting it to an organization’s knowledge system. In other words, what individuals come to know in their (work-)life benefits their colleagues and, eventually, the larger organization. The theory explaining this process — the organizational knowledge creation theory — has developed rapidly in academia and been broadly diffused in management practice over the last 15 years. This article reviews the theory’s central elements and identifies the evolving paths taken by academic work that uses the theory as a point of departure. The article furthermore proposes areas in which future research can advance the theory of organizational knowledge creation. Keywords: organizational knowledge, organizational epistemology, organizational knowledge creation theory, knowledge management,...