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Alphabetic List of All Theories

(Total = 23)

Theory Name Theory Abstract
Action-Knowledge-Information The knowing organization: How organizations use information to construct meaning, create knowledge and make decisions.
Balanced Scorecard NO_DATA
Cybernetics The science of communications and automatic control systems in both machines and living things.
Cynefin An ecological approach to sense making and learning in formal and informal communities.
Data Driven Synthesis A compilation paradigm, rooted in computer science, that uses data compilers and algorithms to automatically generate massive volumes of higher order knowledge and knowledge constructs, directly from data. NOTE: This entire KMBOK web site was built using this theory!
Data-Information-Knowledge-Understanding-Wisdom A variation of the DIKW pyramid or hierarchy that embeds Understanding as a key and critical element that precedes Wisdom.
Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom The DIKW pyramid (a.k.a. DIKW hierarchy, wisdom hierarchy, knowledge hierarchy, information hierarchy, and the knowledge pyramid) refers loosely to a class of models for representing purported structural and/or functional relationships between data, information, knowledge, and wisdom. The theory is rooted in the flaw that there is no scientific evidence to support the definitions of core hierarchy elements, such as Information and Knowledge. The origin of the DIKW theory is uncertain.
Gamiification NO_DATA
General Systems Theory NO_DATA
Intellectual Capital The theory that ideas can be treated as assets with tangible and intangible value.
Knowledge Life-cycle NO_DATA
Knowlege-Information-Data NO_DATA
Model of Customer Satisfaction NO_DATA
Noetic Prism NO_DATA
SECI model of knowledge dimensions Often refered to as the SECI Model, it describes four (4) modes of knowledge conversion: Tacit-to-Tacit, Tacit-to-Explicit, Explicit-to-Explicit, and Explicit to Tacit.
T Shaped Managers T-shaped management relies on a new kind of executive who breaks out of the traditional corporate hierarchy and who shares knowledge freely across the organization (the horizontal part of the T) while remaining fiercely committed to individual business unit performance (the vertical part).
TBD Theory by Herzberg NO_DATA
TBD Theory by Mayo NO_DATA
Tacit Versus Explicit Knowledge A belief that Explicit Knowledge represents knowledge that is easily transferrable, wherease Tacit Knowledge represents a type of knowledge that is not. While Polyanni is not credited as the originator of this theory, he is one of the first to document attempts to clarify the differences between these two types of knowledge.
The Theory of Three Worlds Popper split the world into three categories. World 1: the world of physical objects and events, including biological entities. World 2: the world of mental objects and events. World 3: objective knowledge.
Theory X Theory Y In his 1960 book, The Human Side of Enterprise, Douglas McGregor proposed two theories by which to view employee motivation. He avoided descriptive labels and simply called the theories Theory X and Theory Y. It is generally accepted that beyond this point, the two theories of management diverge.
Theory in practice: Increasing professional effectiveness Discusses the concern that the professions are neither effective nor democratic in practice. Professional competence and its acquisition and the redesigning of professional education according to the necessities of competent practice are explored, and it is proposed that competence is based on the ability to develop theories of what to do in new situations and the ability to behave effectively in the practitioner-client relationship.
Theory of Human Motivation Also known as Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, the Theory of Human Motivation discusses a model for understanding human intellectual evolvement.
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