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ERIC Number: EJ876683
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
What Keeps Science Spiralling? Unravelling the Critical Success Factors of Knowledge Creation in University Research
Travaille, A. Markus; Hendriks, Paul H. J.
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v59 n4 p423-439 Apr 2010
Based on Nonaka's knowledge spiral, this paper examines how processes of knowledge creation contribute to success in academia. It presents the outcomes of an in-depth exploration of the workings of the knowledge spiral in a university research institute. The research shows the outstanding but undervalued importance of socialization processes. It also shows that, while research success is typically defined at the interplay of the individual, group and institutional levels, in the institute that was examined none of the four knowledge creation processes (socialization, externalization, combination and internalization) appears to run smoothly at the institutional level. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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