Exploring How Tacit Knowledge and Implicit Attention Affect the Innovation Process

(Pages 746-752)

Mohammed Alsaigh1,* and May Taibah2
1KAU MIS Department, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
2ALJ Group, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.55365/1923.x2023.21.80


People when take part in the innovation process enforce tacit knowledge unintentionally, they look for solutions through the thorough the unconscious process (Okuyama, 2017). However, the awareness and attention from people related to changes in the business surrounding them is an essence of innovation (Yadav et al., 2007). People are unable to deal with every problem they face, hence they must tend to select specific ones for giving their attention to (Ocasio, 1997). This research undertakes to merge the knowledge creation theory (Nonaka, 1994) and the attention-based view theory (Ocasio, 1997) for the purpose of exploring the relationship among tacit knowledge and implicit attention. Additionally, the study attempts to determine the way this relationship influence the knowledge creation in the innovation process. Furthermore, this research attempt to create a theory related to how individual’s tacit knowledge influences their attention to deal with specific issues as well as their distinctive solutions. Last but not the least, the study concludes with the knowledge regarding the way the tacit knowledge combine with implicit focus and affects the selection of problems and solutions in each of the innovation degree.


Innovation, Knowledge management, Tacit knowledge, Attention-based view theory, Knowledge creation theory.

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Mohammed Alsaigh and May Taibah. Exploring How Tacit Knowledge and Implicit Attention Affect the Innovation Process. [ref]: vol.21.2023. available at: https://refpress.org/ref-vol21-a80/

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