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Corporate volunteering: what is in it for knowledge creation?

Evgenia I. Lysova (Department of Management and Organization, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands.)
Asta Saduikyte (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands.)

Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282

Article publication date: 2 February 2015

Abstract

Purpose

This paper addresses the issue of knowledge creation in organizational environment by exploring the kind of knowledge that is created through corporate volunteering and how these knowledge creation processes could be strategically managed to add value to overall corporate knowledge-creation process.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper reports a qualitative case study of a single corporate volunteering project in The Netherlands.

Findings

Corporate volunteering mainly contributes to intrinsic knowledge creation. This process could be influenced by addressing design-related aspects of corporate volunteering, such as time frame and space, skill-oriented design, interdepartmental design, informal atmosphere and perceived support.

Originality/value

The paper explores corporate volunteering from the perspective of knowledge being created in this process.

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Citation

Lysova, E.I. and Saduikyte, A. (2015), "Corporate volunteering: what is in it for knowledge creation?", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 29 No. 2, pp. 14-17. https://doi.org/10.1108/DLO-07-2014-0056

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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