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Innovation is not a new phenomenon. Arguably, it is as old as mankind itself. In spite of its obvious importance, innovation has not always received the scholarly attention it deserves. For instance, students of long-run economic change used to focus on factors such as capital accumulation or the working of markets, rather than on innovation. This is now changing.

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Knowledge Management KM is a subject that has aroused the interest of many researchers in the last decade, being great part of contributions driven by steps, named KM process. Because it is an embracing theme, publications about KM process have multidisciplinary contributions and, thus, this research aims to conceptualize this process, analyzing the main approach that guides the study of each stage, and also, to raise the main publications on the subject, classifying them as to their contribution area.

To reach these goals, this article is oriented by a theoretical-conceptual research, in which 71 articles were studied. The results indicate that the KM process consists of four stages: acquisition, storage, distribution, and use of knowledge. In the acquisition phase, the studied themes are organizational learning, knowledge inception, creative process and knowledge transformation.

In the storage phase, the contributions deal with a person, an organization and information technology, while in the distribution phase the studies concentrate in social contact themes, practice community and sharing via information technology.

And, finally, in the use phase, we address the form of use, dynamic capacity and retrieval and knowledge transformation. Organizational knowledge is considered, nowadays, an asset that, although intangible, generates competitive advantage to the organization. To Grant , competitive advantage is reached through continuous improvement and process innovation and of product, and knowledge is the organizational resource that allows the organization to develop activities of improvement and innovation.

The evolution itself of the concept of company theory shows a paradigm change regarding the importance of knowledge. The main purpose of this article is to discuss, from a theoretical background, the steps that make up the KM process in organizations, and in addition, examine the aspects that deal with each stage of this process and classify the main theme of references around these perspectives.

There are two main perspectives of study on the KM process. The first, referred to in this article as flow based on organizational development, focuses on increasing the knowledge storage and reuse of the knowledge repository Gonzalez et al. In this perspective, KM refers to the development of methods, tools, techniques and organizational values that promote the flow of knowledge between individuals and the retrieval, processing, and use of this knowledge in improving and innovating activities Yang, The second important area, called process-based flow, has as its main interest the study of the contribution of Information Technology IT as a mechanism to stimulate the creativity of individuals to develop new values to the business Teece, This way, organizations need to prepare themselves internally so that knowledge can circulate among individuals and, in addition, be used in actions that result in some kind of improvement.

This article presents an exploratory research to highlight the practices related to the KM process, using theoretical and conceptual methodology.

The purpose of this methodology is to build an overview of the subject, providing a basis for future studies that seek to improve the available concepts Forza, According to Miguel , the main purpose of a theoretical-conceptual survey involves performing conceptual modeling to enable identification, understanding, and monitoring of the development of a particular field of knowledge, raising prospects for future work. This research conducts a broad theoretical survey to elucidate the steps that constitute the process of KM in organizations and, subsequently, an analysis of the main objectives are carried out, as well as of the main organizational actions involving each phase of the KM process.

The survey was conducted through literature review, including articles of major journals that deal with the subject of knowledge management. The selection of journals surveyed took into account two factors: the JCR index of the journal and the theme covered by the journal. Regarding journals that deal with various issues including knowledge management, such as management, operations management and information system, we considered the JCR index greater than 1. The choice of databases considered the theme treated by the journals, in this case, information and knowledge and managerial sciences.

The survey also found journals that deal exclusively with issues related to KM. Table 1 summarizes the number of articles surveyed per journal, totalizing 71 articles. Within these journals, we used as criterion for search the following keywords: knowledge acquisition, knowledge storage, knowledge distribution, knowledge sharing, knowledge utilization, organizational learning, knowledge absorption, knowledge transformation, community of practice, knowledge exploitation, knowledge exploration, and dynamic capacity.

Figure 1 illustrates the model that guides the theoretical-conceptual survey of this article. Source: Kakabadse et al. Due to its intangible and directly related to the human mind nature, it is difficult to precisely define knowledge. According to Kakabadse et al. Knowledge, therefore, is developed through an evolutionary cycle.

From the observation and data organization, begins a process of learning, in which from structured data, attains the particular knowledge, i. This process ends with the gain of wisdom by the individual, who grows with experience. At the same time, it starts the process of routine, which begins with data about a specific context of a given organization, and then the practice reaches a certain task Kakabadse et al.

The knowledge classification in the explicit and tacit dimensions was, initially proposed by Polanyi Tacit knowledge, on the other hand, is defined by Polanyi as non-verbalized, intuitive knowledge.

Spender suggests that tacit knowledge is best defined as knowledge that has not yet been abstracted from the practice. Deep understanding of what is the tacit and explicit knowledge to adopt initiatives for KM is extremely important.

If the explicit part of knowledge is most valued by these initiatives, the company can minimize KM to procedures related to information system.

However, when the two portions of knowledge are dealt with in a coordinated and combined manner, the organization can achieve sustainable competitive advantage Tsoukas, Explicit knowledge is considered the best way to impart knowledge Sveiby, Tacit knowledge, in turn, is practical, intrinsic to people, non-transferable and specific to context, therefore, of difficult formulation and communication.

It is through this knowledge that the organization can generate innovation and new knowledge Molina et al. Because it is a concept closely related to the human ability to perform tasks, tacit knowledge has been used to support the core competencies settings and organizational skills Molina et al. Tsoukas states that the two types of knowledge, tacit and explicit, are mutually constituted and essentially inseparable.

In particular, the author argues that tacit knowledge is a component contained in all knowledge and that they should not be analyzed in isolation. Therefore, knowledge is an asset that the organization develops over time through organized action of its individuals within a context that permeates the organization. It is up to the organization to identify the two types of knowledge tacit and explicit and develop a process to manage this asset, i. In the literature, the importance of KM as a tool to achieve competitive advantage is a consolidated fact.

All organizations need to mobilize their knowledge to promote and support their strategies, and KM indicates the system of organization and mobilization of knowledge acquired by the organization.

From the point of view of literature review, it is possible to list different models that address the control group Table 2. These different models point to a variety of issues around KM. The models can be analyzed in two main areas. The first refers to KM as a restricted subject to IT scope. Regarding the importance of tacit knowledge, the author argues:.

The effective knowledge creation, specifically tacit, depends on strong relationships between members of the organization [ The second, in turn, considers organizational development, emphasizing structure and organizational culture as facilitating the interaction between individuals, enhancing knowledge sharing Rowley, Although many publications emphasize the information system processes for the conduct of KM, this cannot be mistaken with a vast electronic library that stores information.

The KM must match IT with business processes, constituting an activity that develops, stores, and transfers knowledge, in order to provide the members of the organization information necessary to make correct decisions Pinho et al.

KM models based on IT secure the knowledge from static information, neglecting the role that individuals have about this process Sveiby, The phases of the KM process described by Magnier-Watanable and Senoo are used in the remainder of the article, since it is present in line with the KM models described by other authors. The organizational characteristics, according to the authors, include the structure vertical and horizontal , the form of association individual and collective , the relationship type systematic and ad hoc , and strategy reactive and innovative.

The KM process consists of the following stages: acquisition focused and opportunistic , storage private and public , diffusion prescriptive and adaptative , and application exploitation and exploration of tacit and explicit knowledge in order to support the innovative organizational process. Each of the organizational characteristics impacts more directly on one of the four phases of the KM process. Membership relates to how the employee feels as a member of an organization, i.

The relationship, which deals with the communication process within the organization, ranges between systematic formal and interdepartmental relations and ad hoc informal and interdepartmental relations , and interferes with the process of distribution of knowledge Boh et al. The type of strategy of the firm, which ranges between reactive conservative and aiming to maintain the status quo of the organization and innovative proactive and aiming to promote organizational results , interferes with the process of knowledge use Holmqvist, The success of initiatives aimed at KM is conditioned to the ability of the organization to promote the continued institutionalization of knowledge Crossan et al.

The following sections consist of a conceptual survey on each of these four steps comprising the KM process. The acquisition relates to the intra-organizational process that facilitates the creation of tacit and explicit knowledge, starting from individuals and integrating the organizational level as well as the identification and absorption of information and external knowledge source Gold et al.

The first group of references which deals with the acquisition of knowledge focuses its attention on the learning process. Routines are stable behavior patterns that characterize the organizational reactions from a variety of internal or external stimuli, generating two patterns of behavior. The first involves performing procedures previously known in order to generate income for the organization, i. The second aims to establish changes in routines in order to increase the competitive advantage Teece et al.

The accumulation of experience is the process by which organizational routines are developed and established within the organization and accumulate tacit knowledge. This process of accumulation of knowledge, called cumulative, makes the organization able to develop innovations, proposing technological advances Anand et al. The cumulative depends on the organizational capacity to absorb knowledge, which is the second group of publications that deal with the acquisition process.

According to the authors, the fundamental notion of this concept focuses on the fact that organizations need to access their primary knowledge to assimilate and use new knowledge, i. While organizations with higher absorption capacity tend to be more dynamic Teece et al. The organizational reactivity and proactivity concepts are long-term, i.

The third group of references emphasizes the role of the creative process within an organization, which starts from the moment that knowledge is identified as a problem solution. In cases in which the degree of innovation is too low or the dependence of expertise is stable, simple knowledge transformation can be sufficient strategy for sharing knowledge among individuals, groups, and organization. Finally, the fourth group of references dealing with the knowledge acquisition process emphasizes the role of knowledge transformation.

The first deals with the development and improvement of knowledge, while the second refers to the integration of different specialized knowledge. For the authors, these spaces should provide experience sharing conditions, the articulation of mental models of individuals via dialogue, the systematization of knowledge and, finally, the incorporation of explicit knowledge.

Thus, references dealing with the knowledge acquisition process work their contributions to four major issues: organizational learning, creative process of individuals and groups within the organization, transforming the organizational knowledge, and knowledge absorption. Table 3 summarizes the contribution of the areas of the articles researched. Grant points out that the main role of the firm is the integration of individual specialized knowledge, and that hierarchical coordination of the firm failures in the integration process.

The firm, in this context, has connotation of knowledge repository Grant, , characterized as a physical location that supports creation and development, providing a social context. The organization stores knowledge in different ways. The first is the individuals who compose the organization, which are based on their experiences and direct observations.

Culture defines the way of thinking and feeling the problems by individuals. The third repository is the transformation process that occurs through the development, selection, and analysis of new working methods, which are subsequently socialized.

Structure stores the set of rules, hierarchies, and attributes that define the functional model of the organization. Finally, ecology helps in the sharing process within the organization.

Lin explains that knowledge storage implies in a conversion process involving organization, structuring, storage and, finally, the combination of knowledge in order to facilitate future use by those concerned. According to Rowley , not all tacit knowledge must necessarily be transformed into explicit, since these two types of knowledge are complementary and interdependent Gao et al. Rowley , p.

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Rosabeth Moss Kanter holds the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professorship at Harvard Business School, specializing in strategy, innovation, and leadership for change. Her strategic and practical insights guide leaders worldwide through teaching, writing, and direct consultation to major corporations, governments, and start-up ventures. She co-founded the Harvard University-wide Advanced Leadership Initiative, guiding its planning from to its launch in and serving as Founding Chair and Director from as it became a growing international model for a new stage of higher education preparing successful top leaders to apply their skills to national and global challenges. She has received 24 honorary doctoral degrees, as well as numerous leadership awards, lifetime achievement awards, and prizes.

Knowledge Management KM is a subject that has aroused the interest of many researchers in the last decade, being great part of contributions driven by steps, named KM process. Because it is an embracing theme, publications about KM process have multidisciplinary contributions and, thus, this research aims to conceptualize this process, analyzing the main approach that guides the study of each stage, and also, to raise the main publications on the subject, classifying them as to their contribution area. To reach these goals, this article is oriented by a theoretical-conceptual research, in which 71 articles were studied. The results indicate that the KM process consists of four stages: acquisition, storage, distribution, and use of knowledge. In the acquisition phase, the studied themes are organizational learning, knowledge inception, creative process and knowledge transformation. In the storage phase, the contributions deal with a person, an organization and information technology, while in the distribution phase the studies concentrate in social contact themes, practice community and sharing via information technology. And, finally, in the use phase, we address the form of use, dynamic capacity and retrieval and knowledge transformation.


PDF | Creative problem solving (CPS) and innovation are very important to This article describes how an organisation can enhance its creativity by developing a mented effectively in order to succeed. techniques (McFadzean and Nelson, ). Challenge of Organizational Change, Harvard.


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Creativity is a phenomenon whereby something somehow new and somehow valuable is formed. The created item may be intangible such as an idea , a scientific theory , a musical composition , or a joke or a physical object such as an invention , a printed literary work , or a painting. Scholarly interest in creativity is found in a number of disciplines, primarily psychology , business studies , and cognitive science , but also education , the humanities , technology , engineering , philosophy particularly philosophy of science , theology , sociology , linguistics , the arts , economics , and mathematics , covering the relations between creativity and general intelligence , personality type, mental and neural processes, mental health , or artificial intelligence ; the potential for fostering creativity through education and training; the fostering of creativity for national economic benefit, and the application of creative resources to improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning. The English word creativity comes from the Latin term creare, "to create, make": its derivational suffixes also come from Latin. The word "create" appeared in English as early as the 14th century, notably in Chaucer in The Parson's Tale [1] , to indicate divine creation.

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Innovation is commonly defined as the "carrying out of new combinations" that include "the introduction of new goods, However, many scholars and governmental organizations have given their own definition of the concept. Some common element in the different definitions is a focus on newness, improvement and spread. It is also often viewed as taking place through the provision of more-effective products , processes, services , technologies , art works [3] or business models that innovators make available to markets , governments and society. Innovation is related to, but not the same as, invention : [4] innovation is more apt to involve the practical implementation of an invention i. The opposite of innovation is exnovation.

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