Yesterday I read a paper by Andreas Riege with the title, Three-dozen knowledge sharing barriers managers must consider. It’s a literature review that lists sets of potential knowledge-sharing barriers. The lit review has one major omission I noticed; there is no mention of Gabriel’s Szulanski’s work on knowledge sharing barriers (see references below).
The list is worth having as a ready reference to remind you of things to consider when you are crafting a knowledge strategy. He divides the barriers into three categories: individual, organisational and technological.
Individual knowledge sharing barriers
Organisational knowledge sharing barriers
Technological knowledge sharing barriers
Riege, A. (2005). “Three-dozen knowledge-sharing barriers managers must consider.” Journal of Knowledge Management 9(3): 18-35.
Szulanski, G. (1996). “Exploring internal stickiness: Impediments to the transfer of best practice within the firm.” Strategic Management Journal 17: 27-43.
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