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The knowledge creating company : how Japanese companies create the dynamics of innovation

Author: Ikujirō Nonaka; Hirotaka Takeuchi
Publisher: New York [u.a.] : Oxford Univ. Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Their thesis is that Japanese and Western societies and companies have developed different understandings of what it means to learn and to innovate, but the way forward is through a synthesis of both styles. Knowledge is taken as the basis for what an organization does, but it's important to know that creating knowledge can be as important as processing knowledge. A key idea is that some knowledge is tacit (i.e.,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ikujirō Nonaka; Hirotaka Takeuchi
ISBN: 0195092694 9780195092691
OCLC Number: 246763590
Description: XII, 284 S : ill., graph. Darst
Responsibility: Ikujiro Nonaka and Hirotaka Takeuchi.
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This book seeks an answer to the question: exactly what are the unique characteristics of Japanese firms in product development behaviour? The authors conclude that Japanese firms uniquely manage  Read more...

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