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Knowledge sharing in a global automotive corporation

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posted on 23.06.2016, 09:44 by Jim Saker
This paper reports on research undertaken into Knowledge Sharing (KS) within the Sales and Marketing Operations of a global automotive company. The organisation had set up a Global Knowledge Centre to promote and coordinate KS between its markets. The research aimed to understand the effectiveness and barriers to KS by interviewing senior managers from markets around the world. The findings identified the key role of informal KS but challenged the conventional belief that interpersonal ‘homophily’is a key antecedent for KS to take place. The research identifies instead key market characteristics that act as a greater factor in determining what is considered as relevant and creditable knowledge within the organisation. In conclusion the concept of ‘homoplily’ is redefined in the context of the global corporation.

History

School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

International Conference on Business and EConomic Development

Volume

7

Issue

3

Pages

354 - 355

Citation

SAKER, J., 2016. Knowledge sharing in a global automotive corporation. The Business and Management Review, 7(3), pp. 354-355.

Publisher

Academy of Business and Retail Management

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

04/04/2016

Publication date

2016

Notes

This paper was presented at the 5th International Conference on Business and EConomic Development (ICBED), New York, 4-5th April. It is published as open access proceedings by kind permission of the publisher.

ISSN

2047-2854

Language

en

Location

New York

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