Intra-firm knowledge sharing barriers: state of the art

Raffaele Filieri, Salma Alguezaui

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th European Conference on Knowledge Management
EditorsEnrico Scarso, Ettore Bolisoni
Place of PublicationReading
PublisherAcademic Publishing Limited
ISBN (Print)978-1906638399
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2009


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