A Knowledge Review: Implications For Future Research and Practical Application

Stefan Mikic, Gareth R.T. White, Azley Abd Razak


Knowledge has evolved from being an abstract concept that resides within the human mind to a manageable resource that is capable of contributing to organisational competitive advantage. Research in the field is largely divergent, both in methodological execution and in objective, resulting in potential for a widening of the gulf between scholastic endeavour and practical value. A ‘Knowledge Matrix’ based upon Tranfield and Starkey’s (1998) social and cognitive dimensional conceptualisation is used to depict the theory-practice gaps that exist in the knowledge management literature.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ijbm.v4n1p26

International Journal of Business and Management   ISSN 1833-3850 (Print)   ISSN 1833-8119 (Online)

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