This paper aims to explore a new concept of knowledge corruption (KC) within knowledge management with a focus on KC in high-velocity, turbulent environments (HVTEs) and its impact on business and military competitive advantage.
The conceptual paper explores existing literature and then develops new models involving the impact of KC on knowledge transfer and the moderating variables of culture and leadership in HVTEs.
Several new models are proposed including knowledge transfer and corruption in HVTEs with possible forms of KC, the relationships of variables in tacit knowledge transfer (TKT) and KC in HVTEs and organizational archetypes for TKT and KC.
While the literature review provides a decent analysis of existing theories and models, the review is not exhaustive, and there may be alternative models and theories not covered.
The development of new models and theories within the field of knowledge management on KC in HVTEs represents important practical knowledge for management to reduce KC within their organizations to improve more effective knowledge transfer for sustainable innovation and better decision-making.
This paper provides a new, unique look at aspects of knowledge management that are currently underserved. The concepts of KC and HVTEs represent original content within this field.
Mahon, J. and Jones, N. (2016), "The challenge of knowledge corruption in high velocity, turbulent environments", VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems, Vol. 46 No. 4, pp. 508-523. https://doi.org/10.1108/VJIKMS-07-2015-0039Download as .RIS
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