Topics related to knowledge management and knowledge sharing have received extensive attention in the recent literature of management and information science. Much of the discussion has focused on how these processes take place - and frequently fail to take place - in formal business, corporate and organizational settings. Knowledge sharing, however, occurs along the entire spectrum of human activity. Often, information and knowledge are shared in ways that appear unregulated and even outright subversive. This paper surveys many of the recent critiques of formal mechanisms of knowledge sharing. It identifies a set of methods, structures and ethics of "informal" and unauthorized transfer of information, and suggests that these can offer valuable lessons for the further development of the study of knowledge sharing methods, practices and behaviors in all types of settings.
Emerging problems in knowledge sharing and the three new ethics of knowledge transferKnowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal (2011)
Publication DateSummer June, 2011
Citation InformationKoulikov, Mikhail (2011). Emerging problems in knowledge sharing and the three new ethics of knowledge transfer. Knowledge Management and E-Learning: An International Journal, 3(2), 237-250.