Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Knowledge Sharing and Sustainable Development

  • Anette OxenswärdhEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_320


Knowledge sharing is an activity through which knowledge as information, skills, or expertise (both tacit and explicit) is exchanged among people, friends, families, communities or organizations (Serban and Luan 2002; Bukowitz and Williams 1999; Hasmath and Hsu 2016).


In an increasingly globalized and competitive world, with huge demands on sustainable solutions, we all have to face extremely a complex reality, rapidly changing technologies, and an exponential growth of knowledge. Against this background, it becomes more and more unlikely that a single individual, research group, or organization possesses all of the knowledge required (Howells et al. 2003). In this context, knowing and understanding the drivers and barriers of knowledge sharing becomes an absolute prerequisite for the success of any collaborative effort, particularly in regard to issues of sharing knowledge about and for sustainability. Information technology experts have developed highly...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Engineering Sciences, Division of Quality Technology – Campus GotlandUppsala UniversityVisbySweden

Section editors and affiliations

  • Patrizia Lombardi
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  1. 1.Politecnico di TorinoTurinItaly