Managing trade-offs and tensions between knowledge management initiatives and expertise development practice

Oshri, I, Pan, Shan L and Newell, Sue (2006) Managing trade-offs and tensions between knowledge management initiatives and expertise development practice. Management Learning, 37 (1). pp. 63-82. ISSN 1350-5076

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Abstract

This article explores the trade-offs and tensions between knowledge management initiatives and expertise development practices. While studies of knowledge management and expertise development are abundant, there is no research that has addressed the inter-relationships between these two organizational practices. This article, therefore, addresses the following question: How does the introduction and implementation of a knowledge management initiative affect the development of engineer’s expertise within a firm? An in-depth case study of a company introducing new practices to promote knowledge transfer between projects in a fast-changing project environment is analysed. Based on the findings, we conclude that the introduced knowledge transfer initiative has upset the past harmony between expertise development and knowledge management practices.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
Depositing User: Catrina Hey
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2014 15:39
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2014 15:39
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/50728
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