Intra-firm knowledge sharing barriers: state of the art

Filieri, Raffaele and Alguezaui, Salma (2009) Intra-firm knowledge sharing barriers: state of the art. In: Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Knowledge Management. Academic Publishing Limited, Reading, pp. 265-274. ISBN 978-1906638399

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Abstract

Knowledge management has been identified as a practice for rapidly and effectively adapting in ever-changing environment. Within KM, knowledge sharing is considered a critical process for innovation generation and organizational efficiency. Indeed, the knowledge transfer process is often obstructed by the presence of barriers. Several factors has been identified by researchers; however literature lacks of a comprehensive review and categorization of these barriers. The paper analyzes the results of the researches on intra-firm/institution knowledge transfer in different disciplinary areas. The barriers/facilitators are categorized under five main dimensions: nature of knowledge, psychological, social, organizational and technological factors. The context-specific and complex nature of knowledge sharing fosters the proposition of a new theoretical model for knowledge sharing studies.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Conference held at University Degli Studi Di Padova, Vicenza, Italy, from 3-4 September 2009.
Subjects: N900 Others in Business and Administrative studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Helen Pattison
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2012 12:58
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:05
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/9541

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