A Different View of Learning and Knowledge Creation in Collaborative Networks
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- van Eijnatten F.M., Putnik G.D. (2005) A Different View of Learning and Knowledge Creation in Collaborative Networks. In: Camarinha-Matos L.M., Afsarmanesh H., Ortiz A. (eds) Collaborative Networks and Their Breeding Environments. PRO-VE 2005. IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing, vol 186. Springer, Boston, MA
This conceptual paper considers in some detail Nonaka’s Dynamic Theory of Knowledge Creation. Especially the concept of Ba or Basho is explored to figure out its applicability as an alternative view of learning in Collaborative Networked Organisations (CNOs). To that end its grounding in East-Asian thinking is further analysed, and some similarities and differences with Chaordic Systems Thinking (CST) — are described. It is concluded that Nonaka’s theory can support learning in CNOs, and that it might be regarded an early, alternative view of CST.