Proceedings of The 8th international conference on Management, Economics and Humanities
Aspects of Organizational Knowledge Discourse related to Knowledge Management
P. L. Andreeva
This paper presents an attempt to address aspects of tacit and explicit knowledge in organizational knowledge management. The paper gives a brief analysis of narrations, transmitting a verbal knowledge and their links to the organisational culture. Some aspects of discursive knowledge, based on arguments are discussed, as well as the role of discourses as storytelling, creating informal organizational norms and company’s basic assumptions. The article makes a short review on the literature with a focus on the role of the knowledge discourses for managing successful sustainable businesses. The organizations are seen as an integrated system combining a formal and a social dimension. This research paper gives an outlook of storytelling as a method contributing to the transfer of tacit knowledge in organizational settings. The study presents some aspects for a distinction between the discursive as explicit and narrative as a path for transforming tacit to explicit knowledge. In a broad sense the aim of this analysis is to contribute to the understanding of the dual nature of management function with its interrelating elements of science and art.