Chi and Organizational Creativity: A Case Study of Three Taiwanese Computer Firms

Jon Chao Hong, Ing Yueh Hwang, Chan Li Lin

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The mechanisms of knowledge management include knowledge sharing, knowledge transformation and knowledge accumulation. In the corporate context, knowledge creation is of utmost importance for the promotion of competition within an organization. Knowledge creation in business corporations is most frequently done through sharing knowledge between members of a team. Therefore, how to promote the flow of ‘Chi’ in an organization to ensure the effectiveness of knowledge sharing becomes the key to successful knowledge creation. Moreover, to create and maintain ‘Chi’, a holonic working environment has to be created so that the result of knowledge sharing can be enhanced. This paper illustrates the effectiveness of the knowledge-sharing practices of three computer-manufacturing companies from the perspective of working environment design and knowledge-sharing mechanism. Through comparison, this paper will identify some good practices for the enhancement of organizational creativity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202-210
Number of pages9
JournalCreativity and Innovation Management
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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