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Knowledge creation and sharing mechanisms: from Heads (of Departments) to Hands (of staff)

Coakes, Elayne and Bradburn, Anton and Shearer, James and Dotsika, Fefie and Burke, Terry (2004) Knowledge creation and sharing mechanisms: from Heads (of Departments) to Hands (of staff). International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 4 . ISSN 1447-9524

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This paper discusses the issue of succession planning for the United Kingdom (UK) Higher Education (HE) sector where there is an impending crisis due to the age distribution of staff. This paper illustrates the consequences of knowledge loss with examples taken from other sectors. Intellectual Capital contains sticky knowledge which is identified as context- and process-specific knowledge that is typically difficult to capture and transfer. Sticky knowledge in the HE sector is held by senior and soon-to-retire staff and we describe our research project into means for harvesting this knowledge.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Online ISSN 1741-1017
Uncontrolled Keywords:Succession Planning, Knowledge Management, Sticky Knowledge, Higher Education, Organisational Risk
Research Community:University of Westminster > Westminster Business School
ID Code:2240
Deposited On:29 Jun 2006
Last Modified:17 Oct 2011 13:28

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