Schewe, G. /Nienaber, A. (2011): Explikation von implizitem Wissen: Stand der Forschung zu Barrieren und Lösungsansätzen; Journal für Betriebswirtschaftslehre (JfB), Vol. 61, Issue 1, 37-84.


Knowledge management is essential to successful modern organizations. Often times uncovering hidden knowledge is seen as the central challenge in strengthening a company’s competiveness. Therefore a lot of knowledge is collected in extensive storages today. But a substantial part of knowledge is concealed in the minds of staff. That is why the explication of tacit knowledge becomes more and more important. A lot of companies are confronted with a lot of barriers when trying to uncover implicit knowledge, though. As a result the goal of this paper is to identify these barriers structurally to unveil the hidden skills and present different solutions to negotiate these barriers and to be competitive on the market.

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Prof. Dr. Ann-Marie Nienaber
Professor in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behavior

Head of Research Group: Trust and Workplaces

Coventry University, United Kingdom
(Modern University of the Year 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations