Accession Number:

ADA291140

Title:

Tacit Knowledge in Military Leadership: A Review of the Literature.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug 92-Nov 93,

Corporate Author:

YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CT DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Report Date:

1994-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

This report reviews the theory of tacit knowledge and its theoretical and empirical background. The authors propose a three category structure for the tacit knowledge in military leadership intrapersonal, interpersonal, and organizational. That structure was derived from instances of leadership tacit knowledge inferred from a review of military trade journals, military lessons learned publications, and military memoirs. The report presents instances for the three categories. The proposed structure and representing instances are discussed in terms of 1 tacit knowledge in civilian business management 2 U.S. Army leadership doctrine 3 applicability across organizational levels of the U.S. Army battalion, company, and platoon and 4 the likelihood of further elaboration and replication of the proposed structure with application of other data collection methods. RWJ SF-298

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Humanities and History
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE