The von Krogh and Roos Model of Organizational Epistemology page 2

Von Krogh and Roos are following in their models the principles of connectionist approach. In their organizational model, the knowledge is to be found both in the mind of the people and in the connections between them (Cristea and Căpaţînă, 2009, p.356).

Krogh and Roos examined the nature of knowledge management from the perspective of:

  • employees,
  • communication,
  • organizational structure,
  • links between members and
  • management of human resources (Cristea and Căpaţînă, 2009, p.356).

These five factors care generate problems which can prevent knowledge management strategies. For example, if the employees are not perceiving the knowledge as being an important part of the company, the effects will be seen in their quality of work. Also, if there is no common language to express new knowledge, keeping this new knowledge will be very difficult. In the case where members of the organization are not willing to share their experiences, it will be extremely difficult to generate social collective knowledge. Companies should use elements which activates knowledge by the stimulation of the employees (Cristea and Căpaţînă, 2009, pp.356-357).

Thus, organizations need to put knowledge enables in place who serve to stimulate individual knowledge development, group sharing of knowledge, and organizational retention of valuable knowledge-based content (Dalkir, 2011, p.64).


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