Knowledge sharing in knowledge restaurants

Jolán Velencei, Zoltán Baracskai, Viktor Dörfler

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Abstract

In the present paper we examine the different ways of knowledge sharing in the contemporary business environment. In order to do this, we need to divorce R from D in R&D. For the purpose of this paper we distinguish four types of knowledge and correspondingly we introduce four metaphors of knowledge sharing: the four knowledge restaurants. In buffets ready-made knowledge is offered for self-service; there are restaurants in which the knowledge broker fulfils the role of the waiter offering a la cart menus; in some very expensive restaurants we can try what is recommended by the chef; finally, we sometimes make our own coffee in the coffee room and, obviously, have a chat along.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Capital of Intelligence - The Intelligence of Capital
EditorsErzsébet Noszkay
Place of PublicationBudapest, Hungary
Pages203-221
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

Publication series

NameAlma Mater Study Series
PublisherInfota

Keywords

  • knowledge sharing
  • knowledge increase
  • knowledge types
  • coaching

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