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Barriers to Sharing and Creating Knowledge in Higher Education

Barriers to Sharing and Creating Knowledge in Higher Education
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Author(s): Laurel Dyson (University of Technology, Australia)
Copyright: 2004
Pages: 4
Source title: Innovations Through Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-261-9.ch010
ISBN13: 9781616921255
EISBN13: 9781466665347


Since the mid 1990s there have been many studies of Knowledge Management (KM) in the corporate sector yet little research on how knowledge is managed in higher education. This article explores the barriers to sharing and creating knowledge in higher education through a case study of a technology-related faculty at an Australian university. The study confirmed the findings of researchers in the corporate sector that lack of time, reluctance to share and lack of a common culture were common barriers. In addition some barriers were identified which were peculiar to the higher education environment. Perhaps the greatest barrier was a lack of awareness of the benefits of managing knowledge in a more systematic way.

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