The Triple Helix of the Organizational Knowledge


  • Contantin BRĂTIANU Bucharest University of Economic Studies


The purpose of this paper is to present the inner triple helix dynamics of the organizationalknowledge. This is a new perspective of the classical view of tacit knowledge– explicit knowledge dyad of the organizational knowledge promoted by Nonaka and hisco-workers. The new perspective is based on the metaphor that organizational knowledge isa "eld rather than a stock, or stocks and flows. It is a complex metaphor using the thermodynamicsprinciples. The organizational knowledge is composed of three different "elds: cognitiveknowledge, emotional knowledge and spiritual knowledge. These "elds are nonuniform,nonhomogeneous and they interact in a dynamic way. Cognitive "eld contains knowledgeabout what is, emotional "eld contains knowledge about how we feel, and the spiritual "eldcontains knowledge about people’s aspirations and life values. This new perspective opens anew opportunity in understanding the challenges for the 21st century management.

Author Biography

Contantin BRĂTIANU, Bucharest University of Economic Studies

UNESCO Department for Business Administration, Faculty of Business Administration




How to Cite

BRĂTIANU, C. (2013). The Triple Helix of the Organizational Knowledge. Management Dynamics in the Knowledge Economy, 1(2), 207. Retrieved from