Framework for Externalization of Tacit Knowledge in Participatory Agricultural Research in Ethiopia: The Case of Farmers Research Group (FRG)

dc.contributor.author Semeon, Getahun
dc.contributor.author Garfield, Monica
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-03T00:37:03Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-03T00:37:03Z
dc.date.issued 2019-01-08
dc.description.abstract The externalization of tacit knowledge is an important phase for knowledge creation, diffusion & utilization. The purpose of this study is to explore how different forms of tacit knowledge are externalized by taking a participatory agricultural research group as a case study for the surfacing, codifying and transferring of tacit knowledge. We conducted a qualitative case study that used semi-structured interviews, focus group discussions, observation and document analysis. The study revealed that the dominant forms of tacit knowledge externalized in this participatory agricultural research group fall under a low degree of tacitness (practical skills, lived experiences, rules-of-thumb and expertise) and a medium degree of tacitness (judgments, insights, practical intelligence and indigenous knowledge). Tacit knowledge externalization mechanisms identified include metaphor, storytelling, dialogue, apprenticeship or mentoring, experimentation and evaluation, observation, learning by doing, lessons learnt, modeling technique, localization and on-farm demonstration. A tacit knowledge externalization framework is proposed for the study context.
dc.format.extent 9 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2019.643
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-2-6
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/59970
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Culture, International Business, and Knowledge Systems
dc.subject Knowledge Innovation and Entrepreneurial Systems
dc.subject Agriculture Knowledge Systems, Case Study, Sub Saharan Africa, Tacit Knowledge
dc.title Framework for Externalization of Tacit Knowledge in Participatory Agricultural Research in Ethiopia: The Case of Farmers Research Group (FRG)
dc.type Conference Paper
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