Organisational 'know-where' and 'know-when': Re-framing configurations and distributions of knowledge in organisations

Andrew Atherton (Lead / Corresponding author)

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    This paper explores varying configurations of knowledge in organisations. A multi-dimensional framework of distinctive forms of knowledge is used to highlight different patterns of organisational knowledge, demonstrating their heterogeneity and variability-over time, in terms of depth of expertise, and their distribution within and between organisations. Common knowledge that is shared across an organisation accounts for only a small proportion of organisational knowledge, indicating that strategies to exploit this resource for competitive advantage will be constrained unless mechanisms are developed that enable access to and transfer of knowledge that is not yet shared or common.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)410-421
    Number of pages12
    JournalKnowledge Management Research and Practice
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


    • knowledge stocks and flows
    • knowledge transfer
    • knowledge transmission
    • knowledge use/utilisation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Management Information Systems
    • Business and International Management
    • Library and Information Sciences
    • Management of Technology and Innovation


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