Knowledge Management From the Metaphorical Perspective

Knowledge Management From the Metaphorical Perspective

Magdalena Bielenia-Grajewska (University of Gdansk, Poland)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7659-4.ch032

Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to present the notions connected with how knowledge management is communicated. The focus of investigation is on the place of metaphors in creating, acquiring, and sharing data. The metaphorical side of knowledge management is discussed from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Thus, selected theories are supported with practical examples coming from diversified sources on knowledge management. The discussion aims at showing the positive and negative role of metaphors in various stages of knowledge management.
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Language And Knowledge

Recent publications written by the representatives of different studies draw the attention of readers to the discursive dimension of knowledge management. An example of such domains is discursive psychology. As Crane (2016) discusses in her contribution, interaction is crucial in knowledge creation and knowledge sharing. Thus, talk and text play an important role in KM. The narrative side of knowledge management is also stressed by Schreyögg and Koch (2005) who elaborate on the issue of narration and storytelling as well as their place in KM. In addition, the link between language and culture is discussed by researchers including Holden and Glisby (2014).

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