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Tacit Knowledge, Explicability and Creativity - A Case Study of the Australian Film Industry

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Abstract


  • This paper explores the links between the sharing of tacit knowledge, the

    explication of tacit knowledge, and creativity, in the Australian Film Industry

    (AFI). Subject to harsh conditions including staff turnover, tight budgets and

    schedule constraints, the AFI does not formulate repositories of explicit

    knowledge. Instead, it relies on the sharing of tacit knowledge for its success. In this setting, the explication of tacit knowledge is studied. Two concepts arise from the qualitative data, and are explored in this paper. (1) Tacit knowledge has various levels of explicability, which can be conceptualized by an Explicability Zone. (2) There is a link between the level of explicability and potential for creativity. The paper concludes with recommendations for further research on explicability levels and their link to creativity.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Alony, I. & Jones, M. L. (2007). Tacit Knowledge, Explicability and Creativity - A Case Study of the Australian Film Industry. Working Papers on Design, 3 1-17.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1458&context=commpapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/commpapers/430

Number Of Pages


  • 16

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 17

Volume


  • 3

Abstract


  • This paper explores the links between the sharing of tacit knowledge, the

    explication of tacit knowledge, and creativity, in the Australian Film Industry

    (AFI). Subject to harsh conditions including staff turnover, tight budgets and

    schedule constraints, the AFI does not formulate repositories of explicit

    knowledge. Instead, it relies on the sharing of tacit knowledge for its success. In this setting, the explication of tacit knowledge is studied. Two concepts arise from the qualitative data, and are explored in this paper. (1) Tacit knowledge has various levels of explicability, which can be conceptualized by an Explicability Zone. (2) There is a link between the level of explicability and potential for creativity. The paper concludes with recommendations for further research on explicability levels and their link to creativity.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Alony, I. & Jones, M. L. (2007). Tacit Knowledge, Explicability and Creativity - A Case Study of the Australian Film Industry. Working Papers on Design, 3 1-17.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1458&context=commpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/commpapers/430

Number Of Pages


  • 16

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 17

Volume


  • 3