Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
Print version ISSN 0104-1169
On-line version ISSN 1518-8345
SHINYASHIKI, Gilberto Tadeu; TREVIZAN, Maria Auxiliadora and MENDES, Isabel Amélia Costa. About the creation and management of organizational knowledge. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2003, vol.11, n.4, pp.499-506. ISSN 0104-1169. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-11692003000400013.
With a view to creating and establishing a sustainable position of competitive advantage, the best organizations are increasingly investing in the application of concepts such as learning, knowledge and competency. The organization's creation or acquisition of knowledge about its actions represents an intangible resource that is capable of conferring a competitive advantage upon them. This knowledge derives from interactions developed in learning processes that occur in the organizational environment. The more specific characteristics this knowledge demonstrates in relation to the organization, the more it will become the foundation of its core competencies and, consequently, an important strategic asset. This article emphasizes nurses' role in the process of knowledge management, placing them in the intersection between horizontal and vertical information levels as well as in the creation of a sustainable competitive advantage. Authors believe that this contribution may represent an opportunity for a reflection about its implications for the scenarios of health and nursing practices.
Keywords : information management; nurse's Role; learning.