Title: Understanding the problem of knowledge sharing

Authors: Georg von Krogh

Addresses: University of St.Gallen, Dufourstrasse 48, CH 9010 St.Gallen, Switzerland

Abstract: Much research on knowledge management has recognised the difficulty of sharing knowledge in organisations. Building on previous research, this paper suggests the problem of knowledge sharing stems from distributed and diverse interests of organisational members, and that it can be understood as a problem of creating collective action. The paper indicates some possible solutions to the problem of knowledge sharing, and generates a number of corresponding research questions that may trigger much needed work on knowledge sharing in organisations.

Keywords: knowledge; organisation; community; interests.

DOI: 10.1504/IJITM.2003.003472

International Journal of Information Technology and Management, 2003 Vol.2 No.3, pp.173 - 183

Published online: 10 Sep 2003 *

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