Knowledge flows in the form of entanglement and -˜cuts’: an agential realist perspective on knowledge construction phenomena within an aircraft engine manufacturing workplace

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2018-01-03
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Holford, W. David
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Organizational knowledge varies from explicit possessions to more tacit and sticky actions. As such, we argue that the entwined nature of tacit and explicit knowledge, the embodied and activity-based dimension of knowledge, as well as the characteristic of knowledge as possession, fit within an agential realist concept of phenomena, entanglement and -˜cuts’. We first validate the framework across a qualitative case study within an aerospace manufacturing context. Our findings also provide insights on the nature/dynamics of novice to expert level knowledge. The implications on knowledge management are briefly discussed.
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Knowledge Flows, Transfer, Sharing and Exchange, agential realism, embodied knowledge, entanglement and cuts, phenomenology
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10 pages
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Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
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