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Input-friendliness: motivating knowledge sharing across intranets.

Hall, Hazel (2001) Input-friendliness: motivating knowledge sharing across intranets. Journal of Information Science, 27 (3). pp. 139-146. ISSN 0165-5515

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The value of an intranet for knowledge management (KM) is largely dependent on the calibre of the content and tools that it provides to its users and its ultimate application in business operations. For many organisations, there is a particular dilemma regarding the development of internally produced intranet resources for KM applications. Employees will not feel encouraged to provide content until they believe that what they provide will be used and they will not use an intranet if it does not provide useful content. This paper considers strategies for making intranets ‘input-friendly’: how can organisations extract the content needed to add to the body of internally produced resources from their employees? The discussion explores factors that encourage intranet contributions. These include enabling conditions such as the provision of appropriate tools, the development of organisational KM culture and reward systems. The paper makes reference to studies drawn from the academic literature in business studies, information systems, organisational science and sociology, as well as to practice in case study organisations.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0165-5515
Electronic ISSN: 1741-6485
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge management; Intranet; Information sharing;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 001 Knowledge
000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 000 Computer science, information & general works
Library of Congress Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Item ID: 2185
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2008 11:52
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2013 09:59
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/2185

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