Int. J. of Information Technology and Management   »   2013 Vol.12, No.3/4

 

 

Title: Inter-organisational knowledge sharing in regional sustainable development communities

 

Authors: Rosemary Van Der Meer; Luba Torlina; Jamie Mustard

 

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School of Information Systems, Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, 3220, Australia
School of Information Systems, Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, 3220, Australia
School of Information Systems, Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, 3220, Australia

 

Abstract: There has been an increasing interest in the use of inter-organisational groups to address regional implications in sustainable development. These groups bring together local knowledge and expertise and span boundaries between government and industry organisations. Our focus is in understanding how knowledge is shared in such inter-organisational groups. Utilising interviews, observations and social network analysis, we examine the knowledge sharing implications derived from the mixed membership, multilevel interaction, and the need to span boundaries with external organisations in these collaborations.

 

Keywords: inter-organisational knowledge sharing; regional sustainable development; regional knowledge communities; sustainability; local knowledge; local expertise; inter-organisational groups; social network analysis; SNA; collaboration.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJITM.2013.054800

 

Int. J. of Information Technology and Management, 2013 Vol.12, No.3/4, pp.252 - 272

 

Available online: 11 Jun 2013

 

 

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