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Share and share alike: Making knowledge matter

Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282

Article publication date: 28 June 2011




This paper aims to review the latest management development across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting‐edge research and case studies.


This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.


Many organizations will realize that success depends on generating new ideas that inspire new innovations and lead to new products being launched. In certain industries, this sequence of events is even more important. Knowledge is the catalyst for any effective breakthrough. Knowledge is one of the most powerful assets for any company, not least because it is often unique and thus difficult to replicate. Fully exploiting this valuable resource is consequently a must. The best way to capitalize on knowledge is to share it. Two heads are after all better than one, or so the proverb claims. That being the case, sharing can enable different perspectives on current information to emerge. An equally exciting possibility is that entirely new knowledge will result from the activity.

Practical implications

The paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world's leading organizations.


The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy‐to‐digest format.



(2011), "Share and share alike: Making knowledge matter", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 25 No. 4, pp. 26-28.



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