Knowledge governance

Chong Ju Choi (Dean and professor of international Business at the Australian National University, National Graduate School of Management, Canberra, Australia.)
Philip Cheng (Senior Lecturer at the Australian National University, National Graduate School of Management, Canberra, Australia.)
Brian Hilton (Director of Global Partnerships at the Australian National University, National Graduate School of Management, Canberra, Australia.)
Edward Russell (Deputy Dean of the Australian National University, National Graduate School of Management, Canberra, Australia.)

Journal of Knowledge Management

ISSN: 1367-3270

Publication date: 1 December 2005

Abstract

Purpose

To provide a typology of governance mechanisms for the analysis of knowledge exchange.

Design/methodology/approach

The methodology is to integrate various research in the social sciences and knowledge management and to provide a coherent and generic framework for the better understanding of knowledge transfer and exchange.

Findings

The existing literature on knowledge management could benefit more from incorporating more of the research methodologies of social anthropology.

Research limitations/implications

There is a need to undertake empirical work and in‐depth case studies of the typology of knowledge exchange frameworks.

Practical implications

The intangibility of knowledge as a resource and asset requires the use of multiple frameworks of knowledge transfer and exchange in organizations as part of a knowledge management strategy.

Originality/value

The value of this paper is to knowledge management researchers on how to broaden the scope of existing knowledge management research through a greater integration with social science methodologies, especially social anthropology.

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Citation

Ju Choi, C., Cheng, P., Hilton, B. and Russell, E. (2005), "Knowledge governance", Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 9 No. 6, pp. 67-75. https://doi.org/10.1108/13673270510630303

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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