Knowledge Sharing and Organizational Learning: The Case of Management Consultancy

Teoria e Prática em Administração (TPA)

Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Campus I CCSA - PPGA - Programa de Pós-Graduação em Administração - Jardim Cidade Universitária
João Pessoa / PB
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ISSN: 2238104X
Editor Chefe: Prof. Dr. Francisco José da Costa
Início Publicação: 30/11/2011
Periodicidade: Semestral
Área de Estudo: Administração

Knowledge Sharing and Organizational Learning: The Case of Management Consultancy

Ano: 2018 | Volume: 8 | Número: Especial
Autores: B. Elkjaer, U. Brandi
Autor Correspondente: B. Elkjaer | [email protected]

Palavras-chave: knowledge sharing, organizational learning, case study, management consultancy, american pragmatism, practice theory

Resumos Cadastrados

Resumo Inglês:

We explore knowledge sharing in light of a pragmatist understanding of organizational learning. This takes us beyond knowledge as cognition and into an encompassing understanding of what it means to share knowledge. We draw upon a case study on knowledge sharing amongst management consultants, and transcend the idea that knowledge sharing is a matter of either codification or personalization. We do so through an understanding of learning that begins in the embodied experiences of work, and in which inquiry into uncertainties is the pathway to learning and knowing. This also means that we widen the issue of knowledge sharing beyond participation in practice because we include an explicit learning aspect in participation. In the concrete case of management consultancy, some of the impeding issues were working alone, tight time schedules, and insufficient knowledge sharing systems, while some of the facilitating issues included social gatherings, play, and working together on projects.