Tacit knowledge as part of knowledge management and knowledge creation is the most interesting and fascinating of areas to examine. Tacit knowledge is what makes knowledge management theory so unique. Because of this, the SECI model is crucial to knowledge creation theory as it explores the interactions between tacit and explicit knowledge. In fact, there is no split between tacit and explicit knowledge, but rather a continuum between these two discrete dimensions. This chapter examines the SECI model of knowledge creation, knowingness and know-how in greater detail.
While the twentieth-century management paradigm was all about control, efficiency ...