ERIC Number: EJ873265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Knowledge Sharing and Strategic Capital: The Importance and Identification of Opinion Leaders
Smith, Peter A. C.
Learning Organization, v12 n6 p563-574 2005
Purpose: This article seeks to propose that the success of an organization's knowledge-sharing strategy and the magnitude of its strategic capital are critically dependent on its having the capability to visualize relationship-networks among its employees, and means to identify and leverage, as appropriate, patterns of positive or negative influence. Design/methodology/approach: The paper is based on the author's own experiences and those of other authors in the same field. Findings: There seems no evidence in the literature that programs can be mounted to deliberately develop opinion leaders by helping them acquire such meta-capabilities or assume archetypical characteristics. Originality/value: Utilization of the NVA-based approach described here will provide an enhanced real-world understanding of how the various sectors and network layers of an organization coalesce, and relate to one another, at micro and macro levels.
Descriptors: Opinions, Instructional Effectiveness, Professional Continuing Education, Leadership, Organizations (Groups), Influences, Organizational Climate, Interprofessional Relationship, Strategic Planning, Learning Processes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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