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Copy and paste, or graft and transplant? Knowledge sharing through inter-organizational networks

Hartley, Jean and Benington, John (2006). Copy and paste, or graft and transplant? Knowledge sharing through inter-organizational networks. Public Money and Management, 26(2) pp. 101–108.

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This article discusses the government’s use of inter-organizational networks to promote sharing of knowledge and innovation between public service organizations. It analyses the conditions for successful knowledge transfer between organizations, and highlights the importance of recognizing the contested nature of knowledge, the differences in interests between organizations, and the importance of relationships of trust, curiosity and respect for diversity, for generating a creative process of co-creation and cultivation of knowledge. It concludes by looking at the implications for policy-making and practice, as well as for academic theory and research.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2006 The Authors, Journal compilation 2006 CIPFA
ISSN: 0954-0962
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 36824
Depositing User: Beryl Ridgway
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2013 10:38
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 20:06
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