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Mona T Madsen

What impedes knowledge sharing in culturally diverse organizations: Asking ethnographic questions

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Ideas of linking cultural diversity and knowledge resources have recently gained momentum. However, only little research has empirically addressed the issues of knowledge sharing in diverse organizations. This explorative article is based on an ethnographic fieldwork in a Danish organization, and sets out to illustrate implications of knowledge sharing in diverse organizations. It is argued that the theories on management of cultural diversity should include theories on knowledge and knowledge sharing. The main theoretical argument is that a locally grounded understanding of social aspects of knowledge sharing should be the departure point for dealing with cultural diversity in a business context.
Original languageEnglish
Publication year2008
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventAcademy of Management Annual Meeting - Anaheim, United States
Duration: 8 Aug 200813 Aug 2008


ConferenceAcademy of Management Annual Meeting
CountryUnited States

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Paper is available at the ASB library in print version: Research 2008

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