Accession Number : ADA486906


Title :   Extending Cross-Generational Knowledge Flow Research in Edge Organizations


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV ROCKVILLE MD CAREY BUSINESS SCHOOL


Personal Author(s) : Liebowitz, Jay ; Ivanov, Emil


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a486906.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 52


Abstract : Today's organizations need to be adaptive and agile in order to deal with the rapidly changing environment and competitive pressures. Part of the challenge in doing so is examining the knowledge flows and knowledge gaps within the organizations, especially cross-generational knowledge flows. This paper is an extension of the authors' previous work in cross-generational knowledge flow research in edge organizations. Specifically, the current research is applying ontologies in this domain to then construct a survey instrument for application in two edge-like case organizations (one in the military and one in industry). Social/organizational network analysis is then used to gain insight into cross-generational knowledge flows in these organizations in order to recommend findings on the critical success factors needed to ensure positive cross-generational knowledge flows in edge organizations.


Descriptors :   *KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT , *ONTOLOGY , *ORGANIZATIONS , QUESTIONNAIRES , NETWORK ANALYSIS(MANAGEMENT) , INFORMATION TRANSFER , SYMPOSIA , SOCIAL COMMUNICATION


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Information Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE