Explicit Knowledge

Explicit knowledge is academic knowledge or ‘‘know-what’’ which is defined in formal language, print or electronic media, frequently determined by established work processes. In other words, explicit knowledge means articulated, codified, and saved in certain media. It can be quickly transferred to others. The information found in encyclopedias are excellent examples of explicit knowledge. The majority of explicit knowledge is specialized or academic data or information which is defined in formal language, like manuals, mathematical expressions, copyright and patents. Explicit knowledge is cautiously codified, saved in a database and it is accessed with high quality, dependable, fast information access systems. Some commpon examples of explicit knowledge are manuals, documents, procedures, and how-to videos., works of art, product design.

Knowledge Transfer: Types, Approaches & Process

Knowledge transfer means the process through which knowledge is transferred to people and organizations which can gain from it. In other words, knowledge transfer is the systematic duplication of the expertise, wisdom, and tacit knowledge of experts into the mind and hands of their colleagues. Knowledge transfer has long been a challenge for businesses. Knowledge transfer is only useful if it is included in a set of policies for knowledge generation and capture.