The role of identity and attitudes in intra-organisational knowledge sharing
Опубликовано на портале: 24-12-2002
This paper provides a comprehensive review of the literature on firm specific characteristics influencing knowledge sharing. According to the first attempts to build a knowledge theory of the firm, the firm is best fit to exploit knowledge (Conner & Prahalad, 1996; Jensen & Meckling, 1992; Kogut & Zander, 1993). Despite this fact, companies are not enough capturing value from their knowledge due to the nature of knowledge (Teece, 1998). Organisations are however able to develop an identity that facilitates knowledge sharing, but such identity causes unlearning problems. In two case studies, the attitudes towards knowledge sharing were in dept analysed. The cases confirmed the importance of an identity to build trust and to stimulate informal knowledge sharing.
University of York Discussion Paper. 2000. No. 2000/40.