Entrepreneurship & Organization Management

ISSN: 2169-026X

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Role of Individual as a “Knowledge Holder Identity” In Knowledge Processes


Rauf F, Xu J and Yasmeen G

Knowledge management is recently emerged field concerned with creating, sharing and applying intellectual asset reside in human mind “knowledge”. Literature on knowledge management processes is more focused on organizational context rather than individual. As individual human being is central source for holding, sharing and applying knowledge so it is important to understand knowledge processes at individual level in social context along with organizational. This paper aims to define the role of individual as knowledge holder identity at three levels: personal identity, role identity and social identity in social context and to examine the important elements associated with knowledge creation and his behavior toward knowledge sharing and applying. This paper evaluates the factors influencing the behavior of an individual while he is involved in knowledge processes (creation, sharing and application of knowledge) and categorized these factors into three main categories: personal factors, social factors and economic factors. Author developed a framework to present the knowledge processes of individual knowledge holder identity and showed the effect of above factors on different processes of knowledge and also evaluated the impact of different identities on knowledge holder individual.


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