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What is Knowledge Transformation Process

Handbook of Research on Virtual Workplaces and the New Nature of Business Practices
A knowledge transformation process causes the properties of (a) knowledge item(s) to change and as a result the knowledge item(s) can be classified differently due to the modified properties.
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Foundations and Applications of Intelligent Knowledge Exchange
S. J. Overbeek (e-Office B.V., The Netherlands), P. van Bommel (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands), H. A. Proper (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands), and D. B.B. Rijsenbrij (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-893-2.ch005
Exchange of knowledge is becoming increasingly important to modern organizations. In this chapter, it is explained what this elementary knowledge exchange consists of and how a virtual workplace can support knowledge exchange between workers. A scenario from the medical domain illustrates how physicians can improve their knowledge exchange by utilizing the virtual workplace models introduced. Better adaptation to the rapidly changing nature of providing healthcare is a desirable effect of improved knowledge exchange between physicians. Explicit models concerning possible physical, social and digital contexts of knowledge exchange are discussed, as well as models which depict how knowledge relatedness enables intelligent knowledge exchange. Researchers studying virtual workplace models for industry and academic purposes belong to the intended audience of this chapter. Administrators of public sector or other non-profit agencies who wish to incorporate virtual workplace models and methods into their daily operations can also benefit from the contents discussed.
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