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Building Bridges. The case of Implement – Knowledge Sharing in a management-consulting firm with a bold growth strategy

Delin Svensson, Sofia LU ; Törnblom, Elin and Emthén, Gustav (2012) BUSN49 20121
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
The main purpose of this study is to examine how Knowledge Management is conducted in a practical setting. This research concerns a single case study conducted from an interpretative, qualitative perspective. The empirical base is a single case study of a management-consulting firm consisting of nine interviews with employees. Contextual factors on Knowledge Management forms the theoretical framework backed up with research on knowledge and Knowledge Intensive Firms. The analysis and the empirical findings are presented under the same chapter. The analysis of the empirical material is divided into twelve sections, each representing one contextual factor. Our research suggests that there is a possibility to manage knowledge in this specific... (More)
The main purpose of this study is to examine how Knowledge Management is conducted in a practical setting. This research concerns a single case study conducted from an interpretative, qualitative perspective. The empirical base is a single case study of a management-consulting firm consisting of nine interviews with employees. Contextual factors on Knowledge Management forms the theoretical framework backed up with research on knowledge and Knowledge Intensive Firms. The analysis and the empirical findings are presented under the same chapter. The analysis of the empirical material is divided into twelve sections, each representing one contextual factor. Our research suggests that there is a possibility to manage knowledge in this specific context. For this to be possible we have identified that six out of twelve contextual factors are critical. (Less)
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author
Delin Svensson, Sofia LU ; Törnblom, Elin and Emthén, Gustav
supervisor
organization
course
BUSN49 20121
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Knowledge Sharing, Knowledge Intensive Firm, Culture, Knowledge Management, Management-consultant firm, Contextual factors
language
English
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2796314
date added to LUP
2012-06-18 11:52:00
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2012-06-18 11:52:00
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  abstract     = {The main purpose of this study is to examine how Knowledge Management is conducted in a practical setting. This research concerns a single case study conducted from an interpretative, qualitative perspective. The empirical base is a single case study of a management-consulting firm consisting of nine interviews with employees. Contextual factors on Knowledge Management forms the theoretical framework backed up with research on knowledge and Knowledge Intensive Firms. The analysis and the empirical findings are presented under the same chapter. The analysis of the empirical material is divided into twelve sections, each representing one contextual factor. Our research suggests that there is a possibility to manage knowledge in this specific context. For this to be possible we have identified that six out of twelve contextual factors are critical.},
  author       = {Delin Svensson, Sofia and Törnblom, Elin and Emthén, Gustav},
  keyword      = {Knowledge Sharing,Knowledge Intensive Firm,Culture,Knowledge Management,Management-consultant firm,Contextual factors},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Building Bridges. The case of Implement – Knowledge Sharing in a management-consulting firm with a bold growth strategy},
  year         = {2012},
}