Knowledge Sharing is Knowledge Creation: An Intervention Study of Metaphors for Knowledge

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Knowledge Sharing is Knowledge Creation : An Intervention Study of Metaphors for Knowledge. / Greve, Linda.

In: Journal of Organizational Knowledge Communication, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2015, p. 66-87.

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Greve, L 2015, 'Knowledge Sharing is Knowledge Creation: An Intervention Study of Metaphors for Knowledge', Journal of Organizational Knowledge Communication, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 66-87.

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Greve, L. (2015). Knowledge Sharing is Knowledge Creation: An Intervention Study of Metaphors for Knowledge. Journal of Organizational Knowledge Communication, 2(1), 66-87.

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Greve L. 2015. Knowledge Sharing is Knowledge Creation: An Intervention Study of Metaphors for Knowledge. Journal of Organizational Knowledge Communication. 2(1):66-87.

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Greve, Linda. "Knowledge Sharing is Knowledge Creation: An Intervention Study of Metaphors for Knowledge". Journal of Organizational Knowledge Communication. 2015, 2(1). 66-87.

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Greve L. Knowledge Sharing is Knowledge Creation: An Intervention Study of Metaphors for Knowledge. Journal of Organizational Knowledge Communication. 2015;2(1):66-87.

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Greve, Linda. / Knowledge Sharing is Knowledge Creation : An Intervention Study of Metaphors for Knowledge. In: Journal of Organizational Knowledge Communication. 2015 ; Vol. 2, No. 1. pp. 66-87.

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