FR-P01-075 - Knowledge Seeking and Knowledge Type: A Career Perspective

Track:
Organizational learning
What:
Poster Presentation
When:
3 hours 30 minutes
Where:
O'Brien Foyer
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Organizational Change and Development
Organizational learning
FR-P01-075
Knowledge Seeking and Knowledge Type: A Career Perspective
U. Sherman 1,*
1University College Cork, University College Cork, Ireland
 
Content: Knowledge Management has emerged as a central issue for organisation development researchers. However research to date has only focused on certain knowledge behaviours (e.g. sharing) despite the multi-faceted nature of knowledge management. Indeed, there are multiple behaviours inherent in knowledge management. Accordingly, this paper seeks to call attention to one specific behaviour, namely  'knowledge-seeking', as a means of better understanding employees use of knowledge in organisations. Drawing on research from the wider organisational development field, we identify 'career theory' as a possible antecedent to knowledge seeking behaviours. Specifically, we propose three distinct career types and their respective formative influence on the type of knowledge sought in organisations. A route-map for future researchers exploring this line of enquiry is presented.
 
 
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