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Knowledge retention through low-tech knowledge sharing channels in loosely-coupled networks: A human-based approach
conference contributionposted on 2015-01-01, 00:00 authored by Rosemary Van Der MeerRosemary Van Der Meer, K Kautz
© 2015 Van Der Meer & Kautz. This study examines a human-based approach for knowledge retention that is evolving through various knowledge sharing channels in a low-technology environment with a strong emphasis on social networks in a loosely-coupled inter-organisational government-industry collaboration focused on regional sustainability. Using social network analysis combined with interview and observational analysis, our results show that a combination of close-knit community ties and group interaction promote the development of strong personal networks that provide continued access to group memory to retain the group’s knowledge.