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Language Education Forum. 2021, 2(1), 1-6
DOI: 10.12691/lef-2-1-1
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Understanding the Role of Tacit Knowledge in Call-Center Organizations

Samantha Okegbe1,

1Department of Communication, The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

Pub. Date: April 27, 2021

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Samantha Okegbe. Understanding the Role of Tacit Knowledge in Call-Center Organizations. Language Education Forum. 2021; 2(1):1-6. doi: 10.12691/lef-2-1-1


This article aims to understand the role of tacit knowledge in call center organizations with the objective of understanding how call center representatives use tacit knowledge in their job roles and functions. Extant literature has focused on explicit knowledge but the research on tacit knowledge is still underdeveloped. The complexities and difficulties of the call center job role and the usage and transfer of knowledge is reviewed. Also, it takes into considerations past literature on tacit knowledge, how these respondents employ tacit knowledge in efficiently handling customers, responding to their queries, and engaging this form of knowledge in problem solving. The article concludes with discussion and implications for call center organizations and responders.

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