Sorting the relationship of tacit knowledge to story and narrative knowing

Jo A. Tyler, David M. Boje

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This chapter fits the theme, the interplay between creativity and control in organizations. Story is often claimed to be a way to elicit tacit knowledge from people and their organization. The authors would like to suggest that this is impossibility. To story something is to shape it intuitively and willfully. Story shapes events into experience and into memory. Without story experience is just reenactment. To reenact is to relive the events, to feel the pain, fear, and terror.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Knowledge-Intensive Organizations
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781605661766
StatePublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • General Social Sciences


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