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    Managing inter-organizational knowledge sharing

    Loebbecke, C. and van Fenema, P.C. and Powell, Philip (2016) Managing inter-organizational knowledge sharing. The Journal of Strategic Information Systems 25 (1), pp. 4-14. ISSN 0963-8687.

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    Corporate knowledge is considered a crucial determinant of sustainable competitive advantages. Recent resource-leveraging strategies emphasize inter-firm collaboration and knowledge sharing across firm boundaries, however. This strategic paradox of protecting versus sharing knowledge suggests the need for new paradigms that reconcile intra- and inter-organizational knowledge sharing. Building on organizational collaboration and control theory, this paper investigates contingencies of inter-organizational knowledge sharing and proposes four configurations of inter-organizational knowledge sharing for managing the paradox. It concludes with a critical review, suggestions for further conceptual and empirical research, and implications for research and practice.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Knowledge management, Knowledge sharing, Coordination and control, Coopetition, Inter-organizational relationships, Paradox
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Birkbeck Knowledge Lab, Data Analytics, Birkbeck Institute for
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2016 11:03
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:37


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