The Influence Of Knowledge Management

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Introduction (All) Organizations have one way other the capabilities through the integration of tacit and explicit knowledge. However, to become competitive advantage or ‘succeed’ in accomplishing the goals set by the organization, management will have to endeavor in knowledge management and dynamic capabilities in order to expand their learning capacities. In this perspective, Smith and Prieto (2008) elaborated in their article the attempt of integrating these two crucial elements (knowledge management and dynamic capabilities) for effective organizational learning. The following section deciphers through a brief analysis of Smith and Prieto (2008) article: Easterby-Smith and Prieto (2008) Article Analysis The authors preceded by providing…show more content…
First, there is the social aspect; which highlights the element of how members are able to use the explicit knowledge integrated into the organization in everyday routine work. Secondly, there is the storage aspect of such the use of IT infrastructures, managerial procedures, inter alia. Hence, the manner these two are effectively integrated or managed will affect the knowledge that is formed to create value. Dierkes, et al. (2003) indicated that managers act as ‘change agent’ as the sustainability of dynamic capabilities and knowledge management. Another perspective in knowledge management is the contingency framework, inter alia. The authors summarized these various perspectives of both the dynamic capabilities and knowledge management in figure 1., also provided the elements of overlap between the two. The authors indicated that through the exploration and exploitation of knowledge is that the two topic is able to be linked. For example, the organization will endeavor to explore (new) knowledge and once acquired (capabilities), the organization will exploit the knowledge acquired which will develop into dynamic capabilities integrated within the…show more content…
However, in evaluating the literature there may be some level of linkage in which the adequate management of knowledge (tangible and intangible/ explicit and tacit knowledge) will surge capabilities, which can result to competitive advantage. The organization exists in a social context where members interact to accomplish organizational goals. The attainability of the managers is crucial to glue these elements. Teece and Pisano (1994) stated “managers coordinate or integrate activity inside the firm. How efficiently and effectively internal coordination or integration is achieved is very important…” (Teece and Pisano,

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