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Document Type: Conference paper
Title: Tacit knowledge development in a new product development teaching simulation
Authors: Goffin, Keith
Baxter, David
Szwejczewski, Marek
Cousens, Alan
van der Hoven, Christopher
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: This paper describes our evaluation of whether participants perceive that they have developed new tacit knowledge during a New Product Development simulation. We assess this by asking the participants their key lessons learnt during the exercise, followed by the perceived level of ‘tacitness' of those lessons. We find that participants do not perceive these lessons learnt to be tacit. A second questionnaire finds that participants believe that the practical experience gained during the simulation would improve the performance of a subsequent project, but that extended classroom teaching would not. This discrepancy is thought to highlight the lack of a suitable measure for tacitness. Future studies should focus on experience variables rather than codification variables when assessing the development of tacit knowledge in teaching activitie
URI: http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/5404
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