This paper examines the operationalisation of the construct knowledge creation. Given the importance of knowledge creation for national and corporate wealth, assessing its measurement is a valuable exercise, however, current research utilises a range of definitions and measures and this lack of agreed construct operationalisation is a barrier to robust empirical investigation. This paper reviews current definitions and measures of knowledge creation and constructs a taxonomy of knowledge creation measures linked to existing definitions. This hierarchical taxonomy, in which movement up the hierarchy provides broader conceptual classification and movement down the hierarchy provides conceptual refinement, is a useful basis for making decisions about measurement. The measurement taxonomy developed in this paper facilitates knowledge creation operationalisation by categorising measures in a way that facilitates assessment against existing comparable definitions.
21st Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (ANZAM 2007). Managing Our Intellectual and Social Capital: Proceedings of the 21st ANZAM Conference (Sydney 4-7 December, 2007)