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Which mode is better for knowledge creation

Which mode is better for knowledge creation Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of knowledge creation mode e.g. goaldriven and goalfree and organizational culture on knowledge creation performance in the context of hightech manufacturing companies having received at least 20 patents.Designmethodologyapproach This paper uses an empirical study to examine the research model.Findings Both goalfree and goalframed creation modes are more likely to support knowledge creation, while the goaldriven mode is not likely to be favorable for knowledge creation. Manufacturing companies who are frequently looking for new ideas for product design and manufacturing technologies are more likely to adopt the goalfree creation mode. Adhocracy culture is more likely to be a predicator of product and manufacturing creation.Practical implications This work provides policy implications for government and hightech industry associations. A company whose cohesion comes mainly from the task achievements is likely to emphasize manufacturing creation. Companies who would like to emphasize goal achievement with respect to creation in manufacturing should form an organizational culture with a characteristic of market competition. Also, a company with both goalfree andor goalframed creation modes is more likely to be willing to frame its strategic decisions or goals and then freely look for creative ways to reach the goals.Originalityvalue Manufacturing creationbased companies are becoming increasingly knowledgesensitive as the competition becomes more intense, and thus may try multiple modes of knowledge creation to strengthen their creation capability in some areas. The research findings are quite remarkable because the impacts of culture and creation mode on creation performance are statistically examined. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Management Decision Emerald Publishing

Which mode is better for knowledge creation

Management Decision , Volume 49 (7): 24 – Aug 2, 2011

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0025-1747
DOI
10.1108/00251741111151136
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of knowledge creation mode e.g. goaldriven and goalfree and organizational culture on knowledge creation performance in the context of hightech manufacturing companies having received at least 20 patents.Designmethodologyapproach This paper uses an empirical study to examine the research model.Findings Both goalfree and goalframed creation modes are more likely to support knowledge creation, while the goaldriven mode is not likely to be favorable for knowledge creation. Manufacturing companies who are frequently looking for new ideas for product design and manufacturing technologies are more likely to adopt the goalfree creation mode. Adhocracy culture is more likely to be a predicator of product and manufacturing creation.Practical implications This work provides policy implications for government and hightech industry associations. A company whose cohesion comes mainly from the task achievements is likely to emphasize manufacturing creation. Companies who would like to emphasize goal achievement with respect to creation in manufacturing should form an organizational culture with a characteristic of market competition. Also, a company with both goalfree andor goalframed creation modes is more likely to be willing to frame its strategic decisions or goals and then freely look for creative ways to reach the goals.Originalityvalue Manufacturing creationbased companies are becoming increasingly knowledgesensitive as the competition becomes more intense, and thus may try multiple modes of knowledge creation to strengthen their creation capability in some areas. The research findings are quite remarkable because the impacts of culture and creation mode on creation performance are statistically examined.

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Management DecisionEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 2, 2011

Keywords: Knowledge management; Organizational culture; Knowledge creation mode; Goal‐driven; Goal‐free

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