Understanding the Value and Transference of Tacit Knowledge in Socio-Technical Networks and Complex Systems: A Study of Simultaneous Internal and External Organizational Knowledge Networks

8th International Conference on Telecommunications, pp. 428-433, October 24, 2008

6 Pages Posted: 18 Feb 2011

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Susu Nousala

Aalto University; University of Melbourne

Date Written: October 24, 2008

Abstract

This paper will examine the development and tracking of tacit (informal) knowledge transfer within a complex system and through the lens of scalability. The relevance of complex systems to transport is that transportation and mobility are highly complex systems. Understanding the combination of these elements supports effective sustainable systems. Understanding and applying the transfer of knowledge within such systems must also include knowledge transfer within and between groups/organizations/cities/countries. The behavior of the social or socio aspects of a system in relation to the explicit formal/physical structures needs consideration when implementing methodologies into complex systems. This paper reviews several studies that address issues regarding complexity.

Keywords: Organizational Transport, Complexity Theory, Complex Systems, Scalability, Community of Practice, Tacit Knowledge Networks, Knowledge Transfer, Emergence

JEL Classification: D23, D71, L23, L91, M10, O32

Suggested Citation

Nousala, Susu, Understanding the Value and Transference of Tacit Knowledge in Socio-Technical Networks and Complex Systems: A Study of Simultaneous Internal and External Organizational Knowledge Networks (October 24, 2008). 8th International Conference on Telecommunications, pp. 428-433, October 24, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1762928

Susu Nousala (Contact Author)

Aalto University ( email )

P.O. Box 21210
Aalto, FI-00076
Finland

University of Melbourne ( email )

Parkville
Melbourne, 3000
Australia

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