This working paper aims to present the progress in the construction of a survey instrument for validating the results of a simulation model for organizational knowledge creation. Azevedo et al. (2010) developed a computer simulation model based on the contributions of March (1991), and incorporating aspects of Nonaka & Takeuchi’s (1997) SECI model to measure the knowledge generated in an organization. The model uses seven parameters to analyze knowledge generation: (i) the speed of socialization of the individual with the code of the organization; (ii) the effectiveness of the organization to learn; (iii) the turnover; (iv) the existence of market turbulence; (v) the adhesion of an individual to the code of the organization before he is hired; (vi) the influence of the market; and (vii) the influence of one individual to another. Based on the model, a survey instrument is being developed in order to evaluate the parameters in an organization and to compare the results of scenarios generated by the simulation with data from organizations. At this stage of the research, the discussion focuses on the different constructs that compose a parameter and the sets of statements that can express those constructs.
Vaccaro, Guilherme; Azevedo, Debora; Fleck, Tiago; Engesser, Matheus; and Silva, Débora, "8P. A Proposal for Metrics of Organizational Knowledge Creation based on a Simulation Model" (2010). CONF-IRM 2010 Proceedings. 10.