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Japanese Knowledge Creation and the Fundamental Illusion Theory: A Fresh Look

  • Maria Sarabia


    (Department of Business Administration, University of Cantabria, Avda. de los Castros s/n. 39005-Santander, Spain)

  • Juan Corro


    (Avda. de los Castros s/n. 39005-Santander, Spain)

  • Jose M. Sarabia


    (Department of Economics, University of Cantabria, Avda. de los Castros s/n. 39005-Santander, Spain)

We propose the fundamental illusion theory to explain knowledge creation based on Japanese companies. This theory is a hearing illusion which explains that when two tones occur together a third lower pitched tone is heard, but this last perceived pitch is a frequency (fundamental) for which there is no actual source vibration. If we make an analogy between fundamental frequency and knowledge, between tones occurring together and learning + culture + leadership, we have a new management model.

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Article provided by World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. in its journal Journal of Information & Knowledge Management.

Volume (Year): 05 (2006)
Issue (Month): 01 ()
Pages: 1-11

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Handle: RePEc:wsi:jikmxx:v:05:y:2006:i:01:p:1-11
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