An Exploratory Study on the Organizational Knowledge Discovery Process

조직지식 창출프로세스에 관한 탐색적 연구

  • Published : 2000.09.01


This paper proposes the Organizational Knowledge Discovery Process Model (OK-DPM) as an initiative for developing a knowledge management methodology. OK-DPM is a model designed to effectively discover knowledge useful to the organization. It explains the knowledge discovery process from the conceptual level to the application level. It decomposes the organizational knowledge discovery process into 3 sub-processes; Creation, Suggestion and Validation. For each sub-process, design components are identified and possible methods for supporting each one are suggested. Also, the relationship patterns between the knowledge discovery process and knowledge type are explored. By applying OK-DPM to two real cases where the knowledge management projects are ongoing, the model was validated and revised. Even though we need to investigate with more cases to refine the OK-DPM, we found that it could provide some insights in developing the effective knowledge discovery process.