Towards a Contingency Theory of Knowledge Exchange in Organizations
Conference Proceeding Article
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.
Business enterprises, business planning, knowledge management, intellectual capital
Organizational Behavior and Theory
Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources
Academy of Management Proceedings
Academy of Management
City or Country
Atlanta, GA, USA
LEVINE, Sheen S. and Prietula, Michael J..
Towards a Contingency Theory of Knowledge Exchange in Organizations. (2006). Academy of Management Proceedings. P1-P6. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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