A different view of learning and knowledge creation in collaborative networks

F.M. Eijnatten, van, G.D. Putnik

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This conceptual paper considers in some detail Nonaka’s Dynamic Theory of Knowledge Creation. Especially the concept of Ba or Basho is explored to figure out its applicability as an alternative view of learning in Collaborative Networked Organisations (CNOs). To that end its grounding in East-Asian thinking is further analysed, and some similarities and differences with Chaordic Systems Thinking (CST) — are described. It is concluded that Nonaka’s theory can support learning in CNOs, and that it might be regarded an early, alternative view of CST.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollaborative networks and their breeding environments
Subtitle of host publicationIFIP TC5 WG 5.5 Sixth IFIP Working Conference on VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES, 26–28 September, 2005, Valencia, Spain
EditorsL.M. Camarinha-Matos, H. Afsarmanesh, A. Ortiz
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-387-29360-8
ISBN (Print)978-0-387-28259-6
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Eventconference; Valencia, Spain; 2005-09-26; 2005-09-28 -
Duration: 26 Sep 200528 Sep 2005

Publication series

NameIFIP - The International Federation for Information Processing (IFIPAICT)


Conferenceconference; Valencia, Spain; 2005-09-26; 2005-09-28
OtherValencia, Spain


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