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Title: Practice-oriented knowledge transfer : a semiotic perspective
Author: Chai-Arayalert, Supaporn
Awarding Body: University of Reading
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2013
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Knowledge is now being seen as the most important strategic resource for organisations. The ability to leverage external knowledge to enhance organisational knowledge is a vital constituent as the second-hand experience can be obtained more rapidly and economically than first-hand experience. Transfer of organisational knowledge is of central interest for both academic researchers and practitioners. Moreover, it is significant for organisational learning and it is a powerful mechanism for gaining competitive advantages. However, knowledge transfer is not straightforward as it depends not solely on the nature of knowledge itself, but also on the process of acquisition and assimilation. There are limitations in knowledge transfer since some types of knowledge may not be directly captured, managed, and are not always prepared in a transferable form. Consequently, this research considers 'practice' as a vehicle for knowledge transfer to further our understanding of how knowledge can be reconstructed through the practice. Despite extensive research on knowledge transfer, there is a dearth of research that has explicitly focused on the practice-oriented knowledge transfer. This is different from the objectivist-based knowledge transfer where knowledge is presented as an object. There is little research that considers knowledge as a result of social interaction and knowledge is context-dependent nature. Additionally, organisations require a method of analysis in order to overcome knowledge transfer difficulties relating to the absent congruence of the sourcereCipient context and assist on organisation's decision to choose a suitable source for the transfer process.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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