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Do Australian universities encourage tacit knowledge transfer?

conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Ritesh Chugh
The purpose of this paper is to explore whether Australian universities encourage tacit knowledge transfer. In doing so, the paper also explores the role of managers (academics’ supervisor) in promoting or hampering tacit knowledge transfer and the value given to new ideas and innovation. This study collected data by conducting interviews of academics in four universities and a qualitative narrative analysis was carried out. The findings suggest that universities generally encourage and facilitate the transfer of tacit knowledge; however there are some areas that require improvement. Avenues for improving tacit knowledge transfer call for open communication, peer-trust and unrestricted sharing of knowledge by managers. The study was conducted in four universities, hence limits the generalisability of the findings. This paper will contribute to further research in the discipline of tacit knowledge, provide understanding and guide universities in their tacit knowledge transfer efforts and in particular, encourage the transfer of tacit knowledge.

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Parent Title

IC3K 2015 : proceedings of the 7th International joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management, November 12-14, 215, Lisbon, Portugal. Volume 3, KMIS

Start Page

128

End Page

135

Number of Pages

8

Start Date

01/01/2015

Finish Date

01/01/2015

ISBN-13

9789897581588

Location

Lisbon, Portugal

Publisher

SCITE Press

Place of Publication

Lisbon, Portugal

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

School of Engineering and Technology (2013- ); TBA Research Institute;

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

International joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management

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