Personal Knowledge Capital

1st Edition

The Inner and Outer Path of Knowledge Creation in a Web World

Authors: Janette Young
Paperback ISBN: 9781843347002
eBook ISBN: 9781780633664
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 18th July 2012
Page Count: 210
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Table of Contents


List of figures and tables



About the author

Part 1: The inner path of knowledge creation

Chapter 1: Introduction to personal knowledge capital


Knowledge management and knowledge creation

The knowledge worker

Knowledge management in a web environment

Personal knowledge management

Introduction to personal knowledge capital



Chapter 2: Exploring knowledge creation tacit knowledge


Knowledge creation and SECI


Chapter 3: Tuning-in: knowingness for inner personal knowledge capital


Living and sensing

The inner realm

Tuning into feelings and heart

Zen: quiet time for creativity (the tools for personal knowledge)


Reflective exercises

Chapter 4: Mastering self and behaviour


The power of thought

Pruning the garden of your mind

The emotional wheel

Think, feel and behave


Reflective self-assessment questions

Chapter 5: Ka, the knowledge awareness model for knowledge creation


Developing knowingness

Ka: the knowledge awareness model of knowledge creation

‘Ka’, the knowledge awareness model of knowledge creation incorporates the LOFT


Reflective exercises

Part 2: The outer path of personal knowledge capital in a web environment


Chapter 6: Personal knowledge and network building


Good relationships and caring environments

Shadow knowledge

Valuing personal knowledge

Reflective practice (business practice tools)


Exercises for self-assessment

Chapter 7: Social capital and trust for a web environme


Intangible value leads to new insights and ideas, and higher levels of creativity and innovative thinking. Personal knowledge capital focuses on the knowledge worker, knowledge creation, and third generation knowledge management. A focus on the ‘inner and outer’ aspects of personal knowledge capital creates a balanced approach in order to produce creative solutions. As such this forms part of a synthesis of mind versus body thinking in relation to knowledge creation theory within knowledge management. This title is divided into two sections: the inner and outer path. The inner path focuses on tacit knowledge in knowledge creation, and highlights the importance of inner value, resulting in a model for personal knowledge awareness. The outer path explores how to effectively communicate and exploit knowledge in a modern business world, both online and offline. This section focuses on valuing intangibles including social capital, relationships and trust, exploring community, conversation, infrastructure and ecologies for a web world. You can manage your own assets through your communities and networks, exploiting the latest technologies around you.

Key Features

  • Examines know-how, tacit knowledge, and emotional and cognitive knowledge
  • Links social capital to web technologies to create innovative frameworks, tools and models
  • Puts forward tools and mechanisms supported by research, which can be used for the design of a knowledge infrastructure


Students and professionals in information and knowledge management, and in business


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This is interesting and challenging reading. This work is relevant for anyone concerned with personal knowledge capital, from researchers and professionals looking for personal knowledge management, to lecturers wanting to develop their own personal knowledge capital. This is a book to read, to put into practice and to read again., Online Information Review

About the Authors

Janette Young Author

Janette Young is a consultant and learning facilitator in knowledge management, personal awareness and innovative leadership. Her background is in higher education, having worked as a Senior Lecturer at UK Universities designing and delivering knowledge management programmes. Janette’s research interests include knowledge creation and the web environment. She has received awards and acted as an external examiner in knowledge management. Janette lives in Northumberland in the North East of England, UK.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant and Facilitator, UK