Examines exchange of knowledge in business environments and cultures that are hostile to knowledge sharing, focusing on knowledge sharing as it relates to individual behavior. Looks hoard knowledge, concern about failures and the need Invented-Here syndrome, there. Examples of the six Russian companies, including three with Western-owned Knowledge exchange in hostile environments, it is not sufficient to apply traditional means for managing knowledge exchange processes. Instead enco … Read more »

Examines exchange of knowledge in business environments and cultures that are hostile to knowledge sharing, focusing on knowledge sharing as it relates to individual behavior. Looks hoard knowledge, concern about failures and the need Invented-Here syndrome, there. Examples of the six Russian companies, including three with Western-owned Knowledge exchange in hostile environments, it is not sufficient to apply traditional means for managing knowledge exchange processes. Instead of promoting, promoting and aligning incentives, managers first need to force sharing of knowledge to transform their organizations into knowledge-embracing cultures. Outlines specific guidelines for overcoming the barriers to knowledge sharing.
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Snejina Michailova,
Kenneth Husted
Source: California Management Review
21 pages.
Release date: 01 April 2003. Prod #: CMR254-PDF-ENG
Knowledge-sharing hostility in Russian firms HBR case solution