The more that information is shared between individuals, the more opportunities for knowledge creation occur. There is, however, a risk in sharing what you know, because in most cases, individuals are most commonly rewarded for what they know, not what they share. As a result, hoarding of knowledge often leads to negative consequences such as empire building, reinvention of wheels, feelings of isolation, and resistance to ideas from outside an organization.
Dismantling a Culture of Knowledge Hoarding
Discusses why people hoard knowledge and what firms can do to eliminate the problem. By Jamie S. Walters.
The Three C's of Knowledge Sharing
Discusses the barriers to sharing and offers pointers to overcome them. By David J. Skyrme. (August 01, 2002)
Dealing with Knowledge Sharing Hostility - Insights from Six Case Studies
Paper examines knowledge sharing in business environments and cultures that are hostile to knowledge sharing. By Snejina Michailova and Kenneth Husted. Download in PDF format. (November 01, 2001)
Enabling Technology for Knowledge Sharing
Describes both near- and long-term issues underlying an initiative to address concerns about preserving existing knowledge bases and of sharing, reusing, and building on them. (October 01, 1991)
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