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Volume 12 Issue 2, Special Edition for ICICKM 2013 / Jun 2014  pp83‑154

Editor: Annie Green

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Editorial  pp83‑84

Annie Green

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A Holistic View of the Knowledge Life Cycle: The Knowledge Management Cycle (KMC) Model  pp85‑97

Max Evans, Kimiz Dalkir, Catalin Bidian

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ADIIEA: An Organizational Learning Model for Business Management and Innovation  pp98‑107

John Lewis

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Big Data and Knowledge Management: Establishing a Conceptual Foundation  pp108‑116

Scott Erickson, Helen Rothberg

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Knowledge Sharing, Control Mechanisms and Intellectual Liabilities in knowledge‑intensive firms  pp117‑127

Maurizio Massaro, Michael Pitts, Filippo Zanin, Roland Bardy

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The Learning Journey of IC Missionaries: Intuition, control and value creation  pp128‑136

John Dumay, Mary Adams

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Working Meetings ‑ a Tool for Building or Destroying Trust in knowledge Creation and Sharing  pp137‑143

Palmira Lopez-Fresno, Taina Savolainen

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Abstract: This paper discusses and examines the role of working meetings as a tool for building and destroying trust in knowledge sharing and creation. Working meetings are one of the basic tools in organizations for collaboration and group cohesion, and a significant vehicle for communication. They play an important role in information and knowledge sharing, knowledge creation, coordination, decision making, problem solving and strengthening of group relationships inside and outside the organization, and contribute to build or destroy trust. Trust is manifested in commitment, open communication, ethical behaviour, predictability and doing the best in any activity. It creates openness and freedom at the individual and group level, so it plays an important role in knowledge sharing and knowledge creation. But as necessary and important working meetings are, they are also very costly and frequently unproductive.Unless properly managed, they can be a waste of valuable financial and emotional resources, with negative impact on organizational performance, culture, innovativeness and overall competitiveness. Good meeting planning, preparation, realization, assessment and follow‑up are needed to achieve meeting effectiveness. Meeting facilitators, as leadersŽ, play a critical role to create a positive‑trustworthy atmosphere and conduct and manage the meetings with effectiveness. The main point of discussion is crystallized in the suggestion that meetings have an impact in integrative group behaviour, cooperatio n and knowledge sharing and creation. Building and maintaining trust are of utmost importance in it, to develop human capital for sustaining vitality and competitiveness in organizations. Originality of the paper is based on exploring the role of working meetings in relation to trust building for knowledge creation and sharing. Implications are made of how to 


Keywords: Keywords: explicit knowledge, knowledge sharing, knowledge management, tacit knowledge, trust, working meetings.


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Knowledge Management and Development of Entrepreneurial Skills Among Students in Vocational Technical Institutions in Lagos, Nigeria  pp144‑154

Stella Ify Anumnu

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