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Applying Group Research Framework to Knowledge Management

Applying Group Research Framework to Knowledge Management
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Author(s): Julian Lin (National University of Singapore, Singapore), Kwok Kee Wie (National University of Singapore, Singapore)and Hock Chuan Chan (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Copyright: 2005
Pages: 5
Source title: Managing Modern Organizations Through Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-822-2.ch064
ISBN13: 9781616921293
EISBN13: 9781466665354


This paper describes the similarities shared between group research and knowledge management research, and proposes a framework derived from group research which consists of five contextual variables: individual, group (team), task, environment and knowledge type. Moreover, it examines the relationships among these five variables, behavior setting (i.e. patterned relations among group, task, and knowledge types), and knowledge interaction processes (e.g. knowledge creation, transfer, application and others), then sums up several existing KM studies within this framework. Lastly, this paper shows that the existing KM frameworks could fit in with this new framework.

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