Knowledge making-process

Definition of knowledge-making process Knowledge-making is the process of creation and systematization of socially dispersed information and knowledge resources and cognitive capabilities resulting in evolving bodies of shared knowledge.

Nevertheless, there is a link between the knowledge-making process and the knowledge-outcome. The focus in the analysis on knowledge-making is the process of making, not the knowledge-outcome. In this sense, the analysis will do not enter in to discussion about the “qualities” of the knowledge-outcome. It will not analyze, for instance, if it is a new knowledge-outcome or not; or if it is better or not than the knowledge created under other conditions. Instead, it focus on examining the qualities of the process – making process.

It is worth noticing that knowledge-making process in online creation communities is generally characterized by the participation of multiple contributors.