Title

Towards a Contingency Theory of Knowledge Exchange in Organizations

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

2006

Abstract

It is often presumed that knowledge exchange (or transfer) leads to distinctive advantages for firms. Amalgamating extensive qualitative data from knowledge-intensive sites and agent-based simulation, we model how individual agents, rather than organizational units or firms, search and exchange knowledge. We report the results of synthetic experiments, which propose moving away from the “more is better” approach to knowledge exchange towards a more contingent approach.

Keywords

Business enterprises, business planning, knowledge management, intellectual capital

Discipline

Organizational Behavior and Theory

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

Academy of Management Proceedings

First Page

P1

Last Page

P6

Identifier

10.5465/AMBPP.2006.22898650

Publisher

Academy of Management

City or Country

Atlanta, GA, USA