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Towards a semiotic approach to practice-oriented knowledge transfer

Chai-Arayalert, S. and Nakata, K. (2012) Towards a semiotic approach to practice-oriented knowledge transfer. In: International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing (KMIS 2012), 4-7 October, 2012, Barcelona, Spain, pp. 119-124.

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Abstract/Summary

With the rapid growth of information and technology, knowledge is a valuable asset in organisation which has become significant as a strategic resource. Many studies have focused on managing knowledge in organisations. In particular, knowledge transfer has become a significant issue concerned with the movement of knowledge across organisational boundaries. It enables the exploitation and application of existing knowledge for other organisations, reducing the time of creating knowledge, and minimising the cost of organisational learning. One way to capture knowledge in a transferrable form is through practice. In this paper, we discuss how organisations can transfer knowledge through practice effectively and propose a model for a semiotic approach to practice-oriented knowledge transfer. In this model, practice is treated as a sign that represents knowledge, and its localisation is analysed as a semiotic process.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Henley Business School > Business Informatics, Systems and Accounting
ID Code:29954
Uncontrolled Keywords:Knowledge Transfer, Semiotic Approach, Social Constructivism

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