a) knowledge embedded in skills, i.e., rules, procedures, and know-how, that may be difficult to verbally explicate (procedural skills);
b) informal knowledge that encapsulates theoretical knowledge organized around problems and cases, for instance how to approach and solve problems;
c) knowledge embedded in regular and predictable patterns of organizational activities (e.g., an intuitive grasp of the relevance of data that a company should focus on and provides a basis for an inimitable competitive advantage).
See also Embedded knowledge.
Polanyi, M. (1966). The tacit dimension. Gloucester, MA: Peter Smith, reprinted 1983.