A generic process for individual knowledge reuse: Potential problems and solutions

Stacie Petter, Vijay Vaishnavi

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Abstract

Organizations struggle to capture, retain, and disseminate knowledge for both creation and reuse. With knowledge creation, organizations develop new knowledge for creating new products or stimulating creativity to leapfrog the competition. Through knowledge reuse, organizations repeat past successes and learn from past mistakes. We have multiple frameworks for knowledge creation and reuse within information systems, management science, and other literature. However, we do not have a comprehensive understanding of how individuals reuse knowledge and the problems that can impede knowledge reuse. This research synthesizes the literature on knowledge reuse to develop a generic process to explain how individuals reuse knowledge. We examine each step of the generic process and identify problems that may occur as well as search the literature for potential solutions. We conclude by offering suggestions for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAssociation for Information Systems - 13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007
Subtitle of host publicationReaching New Heights
Pages3013-3021
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2007
Event13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007 - Keystone, CO, United States
Duration: Aug 10 2007Aug 12 2007

Publication series

NameAssociation for Information Systems - 13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007: Reaching New Heights
Volume5

Conference

Conference13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007
CountryUnited States
CityKeystone, CO
Period8/10/078/12/07

Keywords

  • Knowledge reuse
  • Knowledge reuse problems
  • Knowledge reuse solutions
  • Literature review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

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