The relationships between four dimensions of knowledge creation and the effectiveness of knowledge creation are analyzed empirically in China. The effectiveness of knowledge creation is measured by a subjective index: perceived knowledge management (KM) effectiveness at individual and group levels. The data analyses from 126 samples show that internalization improves the perceived KM effectiveness at individual level. The impact of externalization on perceived KM effectiveness at individual level is not found to be significant. Socialization, externalization, and combination enhance the perceived KM effectiveness at group level. The perceived KM effectiveness at individual level is found to enhance the perceived KM effectiveness at group level.

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Keywords Knowledge creation, Knowledge management, SECI model
Journal Qinghua Daxue Xuebao/Journal of Tsinghua University
Citation
Han, W. (Weihe), & Ji, S. (2006). Empirical study on the effect of knowledge creation at the individual and group levels. Qinghua Daxue Xuebao/Journal of Tsinghua University, 46(SUPPL.), 942–948.