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Mitigating risks of knowledge transfer in organisation networks - evidence from case studies

Mitigating risks of knowledge transfer in organisation networks - evidence from case studies The need to remain competitive is forcing organisations to look at alternate means of enhancing their efficiency. The competition between supply chains also necessitates organisations to innovate and contribute to their networks. This contribution could be through sharing knowledge. The commonly perceived notion is that organisations lose their competitive advantage once they share their knowledge. However, the risk of this sharing could be mitigated if the knowledge is internalised by the users as it continues to grow as an upward spiral. This internalised knowledge once institutionalised, can be transferred across the network, thereby minimising risks associated with its sharing. A proven strategic framework has been applied to validate this phenomena based on multiple case studies. With emerging economies becoming important participants in global networks, this would help in understanding how knowledge can be created, managed, and shared by firms across collaborative networks while mitigating risks due to its transfer. Keywords: knowledge creation; knowledge sharing; knowledge transfer; knowledge risk mitigation; knowledge management, emerging economies, collaborative networks. Reference to this paper should be made as follows: Rajendran, R. and Rajagopal, R. (2015) `Mitigating risks of knowledge transfer in organisation networks--evidence from case studies', Int. J. Knowledge Management Studies, Vol. 6, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies Inderscience Publishers

Mitigating risks of knowledge transfer in organisation networks - evidence from case studies

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Publisher
Inderscience Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2015 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
ISSN
1743-8268
eISSN
1743-8276
DOI
10.1504/IJKMS.2015.072713
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Abstract

The need to remain competitive is forcing organisations to look at alternate means of enhancing their efficiency. The competition between supply chains also necessitates organisations to innovate and contribute to their networks. This contribution could be through sharing knowledge. The commonly perceived notion is that organisations lose their competitive advantage once they share their knowledge. However, the risk of this sharing could be mitigated if the knowledge is internalised by the users as it continues to grow as an upward spiral. This internalised knowledge once institutionalised, can be transferred across the network, thereby minimising risks associated with its sharing. A proven strategic framework has been applied to validate this phenomena based on multiple case studies. With emerging economies becoming important participants in global networks, this would help in understanding how knowledge can be created, managed, and shared by firms across collaborative networks while mitigating risks due to its transfer. Keywords: knowledge creation; knowledge sharing; knowledge transfer; knowledge risk mitigation; knowledge management, emerging economies, collaborative networks. Reference to this paper should be made as follows: Rajendran, R. and Rajagopal, R. (2015) `Mitigating risks of knowledge transfer in organisation networks--evidence from case studies', Int. J. Knowledge Management Studies, Vol. 6,

Journal

International Journal of Knowledge Management StudiesInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2015

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