Knowledge creation and sharing in Japanese organisations: A socio-cultural perspective on ba

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Abstract

The Japanese contribution to knowledge management results from the work of Ikujiro Nonaka and his colleagues, who developed an Organisational Knowledge Creation Theory. In fact, throughout the literature the importance of these scholars in knowledge management is evidently recognisable. However, it is important to understand this theoretical contribution in the context of the socio-cultural background that pervades it. For that reason, this chapter explores the relationship between the Japanese school of knowledge management and the socio-cultural systems of Japan. Furthermore, the chapter also dem-onstrates that this relationship disrupts organisation's ba (a field of knowledge creation and sharing), and as a consequence some social dilemmas arise, most importantly a degradation of trust.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEthical Issues and Social Dilemmas in Knowledge Management
Subtitle of host publicationOrganizational Innovation
PublisherIGI Global
Pages1-16
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781615208739
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010

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Murata, K. (2010). Knowledge creation and sharing in Japanese organisations: A socio-cultural perspective on ba. In Ethical Issues and Social Dilemmas in Knowledge Management: Organizational Innovation (pp. 1-16). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-61520-873-9.ch001