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dc.contributor.author Van Heerden, Johanna M
dc.date.accessioned 2007-10-01T14:01:13Z
dc.date.available 2007-10-01T14:01:13Z
dc.date.issued 2007-08-17
dc.identifier.citation Van Heerden, M. 2007. Establishing a 'knowledge commons' at the CSIR. IFLA Conference, Knowledge Management Workshop, Howard College Campus, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, 17 August 2007 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/1254
dc.description 2007: International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Conference en
dc.description.abstract Knowledge management facilitates team work & collaboration across boundaries. Gladwell maintains that “innovation, the heart of the knowledge economy, is fundamentally social. Ideas arise as much out of casual conversations as they do out of formal meetings. More precisely, as one study after another has demonstrated, the best ideas in any workplace arise out of casual contacts among different groups within the same company”. Casual conversations provide an opportunity for tacit knowledge transfer as they have the “advantage of opening the door to serendipity. They are opportunities for spontaneous meetings of the mind that have the potential to generate new ideas and solve old problems in unexpected ways” (Davenport & Prusak) en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Knowledge commons en
dc.subject IFLA Conference, 17 August 2007 en
dc.subject Knowledge transfer en
dc.subject Knowledge managment strategies en
dc.subject Knowledge economy en
dc.title Establishing a 'knowledge commons' at the CSIR en
dc.type Presentation en


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