Knowledge exchange in a regional network

Lake, Peter and Erwee, Ronel (2005) Knowledge exchange in a regional network. International Journal of Organisational Behaviour, 9 (6). pp. 642-658.


This study explored the explicit knowledge in a regional business network and how members make tacit knowledge explicit. The one case at the regional level is made up of
fourteen embedded cases. Twenty-four interviews were conducted among different categories of members in the HunterNet network. The main contribution to theory is that
knowledge within HunterNet is primarily exchanged through informal conversation that includes the knowledge exchange processes of socialisation, externalisation, combination and internalisation. HunterNet members have an ability to understand engineering related explicit knowledge externalised by members in conversation. The HunterNet members thus build knowledge as individuals or a group, and build relationships and trust through the process of knowledge exchange inside and outside their organisations. Members have a learning intent, which is a prerequisite for learning and knowledge exchange.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: USQ publication.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Management and Organisational Behaviour
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:17
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: HunterNet; regional network; knowledge exchange; relationships; individual; group
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150301 Business Information Management (incl. Records, Knowledge and Information Management, and Intelligence)
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200105 Organisational, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services

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