Title: The role of teams, reputations and culture in effecting knowledge transfer

Authors: Leyland M. Lucas

Addresses: Department of Management and Business Administration, Morgan State University, 1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21251, USA

Abstract: This article examines the relationship between teams, reputation and culture in knowledge transfer. It is argued that knowledge transfer, at its core, is highly dependent upon individual attitudes and can neither be mandated nor incentivised. Given the need to focus on individual attitudes, we must pay very close attention to their evolution, and what factors are at work, and how they impact knowledge transfer. We contend that insight into these matters can be gleaned through the factors we examine here. Our tests find strong support for these hypotheses within the sample studied and suggest that these factors help to explain why certain patterns of knowledge transfer have emerged.

Keywords: teams; reputation; culture; knowledge transfer; intellectual capital; collaboration.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLIC.2006.011317

International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital, 2006 Vol.3 No.3, pp.323 - 338

Published online: 14 Nov 2006 *

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