publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

Knowledge generation and sharing in UK universities: A tale of two cultures?

Howell, Kerry E.; Annansingh, Fenio;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2013 Journal: International Journal of Information Management, volume 33, pages 32-39 (issn: 0268-4012, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Abstract As economies become more knowledge intensive it has become evident to most organizations that knowledge is a valuable resource. This is particularly true in academic organizations, which have the generation and dissemination of knowledge as their principal mission. This research assesses whether path-dependency exists in relation to cultural expectations of knowledge generation and sharing in knowledge intensive organizations. This paper adopts a constructivist approach facilitated by focus group discussions which were conducted in two UK universities, one Russell group university and the other a post-1992. Institutional culture and path dependency play...
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free text keywords: Computer Networks and Communications, Library and Information Sciences, Information Systems, Constructivist teaching methods, Sociology, Focus group, Knowledge management, business.industry, business, Organizational learning, Organizational structure, Public relations, Personal knowledge management, Organizational culture, Marketing, Knowledge sharing, Knowledge value chain
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

Knowledge generation and sharing in UK universities: A tale of two cultures?

Howell, Kerry E.; Annansingh, Fenio;