Knowledge

Tacit and Explicit

Authored by: Philippe Baumard

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-ELIS4-120043273

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Abstract

This entry explores the differences between tacit and explicit knowledge. Tacit knowledge is defined as a form of knowing that cannot be expressed. Organizational theory has been particular concerned with tacit knowledge as a part of an effort to identify and utilize the unique knowledge that is distinctive to successful organizations.

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