Knowledge Sharing in Practice

  • Marleen Huysman
  • Dirk de Wit

Part of the Information Science and Knowledge Management book series (ISKM, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Introduction

    1. Marleen Huysman, Dirk de Wit
      Pages 1-9
  3. Theoretical Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Marleen Huysman, Dirk de Wit
      Pages 13-26
    3. Marleen Huysman, Dirk de Wit
      Pages 27-43
  4. Practices of Knowledge-Sharing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Marleen Huysman, Dirk de Wit
      Pages 47-65
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      Pages 67-93
    4. Marleen Huysman, Dirk de Wit
      Pages 95-123
  5. A Critical Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-126
    2. Marleen Huysman, Dirk de Wit
      Pages 127-140
    3. Marleen Huysman, Dirk de Wit
      Pages 141-149
    4. Marleen Huysman, Dirk de Wit
      Pages 151-159
    5. Marleen Huysman, Dirk de Wit
      Pages 161-178
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 179-191

About this book


In this volume organizational learning theory is used to analyse various practices of managing and facilitating knowledge sharing within companies. Experiences with three types of knowledge sharing, namely knowledge acquisition, knowledge reuse, and knowledge creation, at ten large companies are discussed and analyzed. This critical analysis leads to the identification of traps and obstacles when managing knowledge sharing, when supporting knowledge sharing with IT tools, and when organizations try to learn from knowledge sharing practices. The identification of these risks is followed by a discussion of how organizations can avoid them.

This work will be of interest to researchers and practitioners working in organization science and business administration. Also, consultants and organizations at large will find the book useful as it will provide them with insights into how other organizations manage and facilitate knowledge sharing and how potential failures can be prevented.


Business Administration Information Technology (IT) business database development knowledge management learning linear optimization management networks organization strategy technology

Authors and affiliations

  • Marleen Huysman
    • 1
  • Dirk de Wit
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Information Systems, Marketing and Logistics, Faculty of Economics and Business AdministrationVrije Universiteit AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.O&I Management PartnersUtrechtThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6005-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9992-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-1300
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