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Chapter 2: The Nature of Knowledge and Knowing in the Context of Management Learning, Education and Development
The Nature of Knowledge and Knowing in the Context of Management Learning, Education and Development
The ordinary practitioners … live “down below” … their knowledge … is as blind as that of lovers in each other's arms.
This chapter explores the nature of knowledge and elaborates on how and why formal knowledge that is traditionally taught in business schools differs qualitatively from the kind of knowing possessed by management practitioners. We argue that this epistemological rupture between knowledge and knowing is intimately linked to a widely held explanatory stance in management academia that we term here the building world-view in which knowledge is ...