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Journal Article

Comparison of Approaches toward Formalising Context: Implementation Characteristics and Capacities  pp201-212

William Loyola

© May 2007 Volume 5 Issue 2, ICICKM 2006, Editor: Dan Remenyi, pp131 - 254

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Existing relevant literature regarding approaches to context formalisation is analysed in search of a characterisation that explains the links — suggested by knowledge theory of the firm — between knowledge integration capability and common knowledge types. The ontological and the syntactic‑semantic‑pragmatic continuum approaches reveal an extensive description of context, which contributes to the understanding of the knowledge integration process, and to an eventual operationalisation of common knowledge types. This theoretical development opens possibilities for the elaboration of prescriptive models that support the integration of knowledge during routine operations of the organisation.


Keywords: knowledge integration, common knowledge, context formalisation


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