Knowledge Creation and Management by Kazuo Ichijo,Ikujiro Nonaka Book Summary:
This book presents the latest management ideas in knowledge creation and management in readable and non-technical chapters. Knowledge continues to be a critical - perhaps the critical - factor for firms in today's competitive environment. The field of knowledge creation and management has been growing quickly as studies of firms that have successfully applied these tools have proliferated. As a result, far more is known about the field today than in the middle 1990s when the first books for managers began to be published. Leading experts have contributed chapters in their fields of expertise. Each distils his or her subject in a chapter that is accessible to managers who want to learn what can be applied to their organizations without the distracting details of research methodology. Each chapter, however, is based on careful research. The book is organized so that readers can easily find chapters of most interest and value to them. The emphasis is on the practical applications of knowledge to a wide variety of organizations and functional areas. An innovative feature is a website at Hitotsubashi University, home of the Editors-in-Chief, that offers updated examples of knowledge creation and management in practice, current research, and other useful information that will facilitate the readers application of the powerful tools described in this book.