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Tacit Knowledge

Tacit Knowledge

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Tacit Knowledge
Definition:Definition:
Tacit knowledge consists often of habits andculturethat we do not recognize in ourselves. In thefield
knowledge management 
the concept of tacitknowledge refers to a knowledge which is onlyknown to you and hard to share with someone else,which is the opposite from the concept of 
explicit knowledge
"We know more than we can tell."
 
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ccording to Pan and Scarbrough (1999 p362) "Tacitknowledge is not available as a text. . . .It involvesintangible factors embedded in personal beliefs,experiences, and values."
Nonaka and Takeuchi (1995) refer to tacitknowledge as knowledge that comprises experienceand work knowledge that resides only with theindividual.
Blumentitt et al (1999) contend that information canbe captured and stored in digital form whereas tacitknowledge repositories reside only in intelligentsystems, that is within individuals.
 
It is highly personal and hard to formalize, making itdifficult to communicate of share with others.Subjective insights, intuitions and hunches fall intothis category of knowledge.
It is deeply rooted in and individuals¶ actions andexperience as well as in the ideals, values, or emotions he or she embraces. Personal qualitywhich makes it hard to formalize and communicate.
Japanese view knowledge as being primarily tacit,something not easily visible and expressible.

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