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We can distinguish two categories of knowledge resources: explicit and hidden.
An example of explicit (tangible, explicit) knowledge resources can be:
- company documentation,
- organizational and administrative procedures,
- information about the market and competition,
- business history ( sales , production, finance),
- patents and results of research and development works,
- analyzes, reports and statements, etc.
The hidden (intangible, tacit) knowledge resources include:
- skills, experience,
- individual human knowledge ,
- knowledge employees on organizational processes ,
- Employees' knowledge on the implementation of projects and cooperation of project groups,
- information about the company, competition, market, etc., not fixed in material form .
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