Start Date

6-1-2011 4:00 PM

End Date

6-1-2011 4:45 PM

Track

2. Track 2 - Poster Session

Subject Area

Management

Faculty Member

Li Miao lmiao@purdue.edu Liping A. Cai liping@purdue.edu

Abstract

The present study focuses on knowledge as an important strategic resource and examines the knowledge processing structure of tourism destinations. To achieve this goal, existing typologies of knowledge found in the knowledge management literature are synthesized. A three-dimensional model is proposed. Dimensions include the business unit (organization-based, region-based), the type of knowledge (tacit knowledge, codified knowledge), and processing of knowledge (creating, sharing, and accumulating). The proposed model not only shows how knowledge can be classified, but it also helps to track the transformation of tacit and codified knowledge from its creation to its accumulation stages at the organizational and regional levels.

Keywords

codified knowledge, destination competitiveness, knowledge management, knowledge processing, region, tacit knowledge.

 
Jan 6th, 4:00 PM Jan 6th, 4:45 PM

Conceptualizing the Knowledge Structure of Tourism Destinations

The present study focuses on knowledge as an important strategic resource and examines the knowledge processing structure of tourism destinations. To achieve this goal, existing typologies of knowledge found in the knowledge management literature are synthesized. A three-dimensional model is proposed. Dimensions include the business unit (organization-based, region-based), the type of knowledge (tacit knowledge, codified knowledge), and processing of knowledge (creating, sharing, and accumulating). The proposed model not only shows how knowledge can be classified, but it also helps to track the transformation of tacit and codified knowledge from its creation to its accumulation stages at the organizational and regional levels.