The Knowledge-Creating Company How Japanese Companies Create the Dynamics of Innovation

by Ikujiro Nonaka, Hirotaka (both Professors of Management, Institute of Business Research, Hitosubashi University, Toky Takeuchi

The Knowledge-Creating Company How Japanese Companies Create the Dynamics of Innovation Synopsis

How has Japan become a major economic power, a world leader in the automotive and electronics industries? What is the secret of their success? The consensus has been that, though the Japanese are not particularly innovative, they are exceptionally skilful at imitation, at improving products that already exist. But now two leading Japanese business experts, Ikujiro Nonaka and Hiro Takeuchi, turn this conventional wisdom on its head: Japanese firms are successful, they contend, precisely because they are innovative, because they create new knowledge and use it to produce successful products and technologies. Examining case studies drawn from such firms as Honda, Canon, Matsushita, NEC, 3M, GE, and the U.S. Marines, this book reveals how Japanese companies translate tacit to explicit knowledge and use it to produce new processes, products, and services.

The Knowledge-Creating Company How Japanese Companies Create the Dynamics of Innovation Press Reviews

The book, an esoteric mixture of philosophy and practical guidance, has been a business bestseller in the US. * Charles Leadbeater, Financial Times * Provides a perceptive and very relevant analysis of how Japanese companies go about creating new knowledge organizationally ... One of the most valuable new books I have covered ... for some time. * Long Range Planning * Nonaka and Takeuchi have written an academic study that summarises their theories and presents case studies illustrative to a western audience ... a guide to practitioners, based on materials for workshops and consultancy by the authors. * Financial Times * Nonaka is indispensable. * Financial Times * Nonaka and Tekuchi demonstrate for the reader how it is possible to transfer tacit knowledge into explicit, which in turn is used to create new knowledge. * Knowledge Management, June 2000 * When the authors detail specific examples of knowledge creation, the reader's interest awakens. * The Wall Street Journal *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780195092691
Publication date: 7th September 1995
Author: Ikujiro Nonaka, Hirotaka (both Professors of Management, Institute of Business Research, Hitosubashi University, Toky Takeuchi
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 298 pages
Categories: International business, Industry & industrial studies, Management & management techniques,

About Ikujiro Nonaka, Hirotaka (both Professors of Management, Institute of Business Research, Hitosubashi University, Toky Takeuchi

Ikujiro Nonaka and Hirotaka Takeuchi are both Professors of Management at the Institute of Business Research, Hitosubashi University.

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