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Journal Issue
Volume 18 Issue 2 / Apr 2020  pp91‑195

Editor: Eduardo Tome

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Award‑Winning Organizations: How Outstanding Organizations Manage the Registration, Access and use of the Knowledge of Employees  pp91‑104

Ragna Kemp Haraldsdóttir

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On Work Relevance of Adult Education: A Case Study Narrative  pp105‑120

Tone Vold, Hanne Haave, Aristidis Kaloudis

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Knowledge Geography for Measuring the Divergence in Intellectual Capital of Russia  pp121‑135

Andrey S. Mikhaylov, Anna A. Mikhaylova, Vivek K. Singh, Dmitry V. Hvaley

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The Status quo of Knowledge Management and Sustainability Knowledge  pp136‑148

Beate Klingenberg, Helen N. Rothberg

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Knowledge Acquisition and Meaning‑making in the Participatory Budgeting of Local Governments  pp149‑160

Evandro Bocatto, Eloisa Perez-de-Toledo

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Alive by Meeting: A Solution to the Paradox of Meetings Based on the Pyramid of New Collaboration  pp161‑171

Marco Bettoni, Eddie Obeng

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Meetings are the activity at the centre of every organisation; they are critical. But there is a problem: most people hate them. How can we solve this so‑called “paradox of meetings”? How can we avoid death by meeting? By reviewing meeting theories which help to better understand meetings, we have found support for the view that bad meetings today are primarily the consequence of unsuitable knowledge sharing and collaboration. Based on this and by applying our new understanding of collaboration as New Collaboration, we propose to look at meetings by focusing on collaborative problem‑solving and to perceive collaboration in such problem‑solving meetings as New Collaboration. But how do we have to interact in order to implement New Collaboration in meetings? This is where our Pyramid of New Collaboration comes in as a detailed description of the collaboration process. Our paper will first review related literature dealing with leadership, meeting theories, knowledge sharing and collaboration. Then, we will explain in detail our concept of collaboration, the process of collaboration and the Pyramid of New Collaboration with its seven layers. Finally, we will discuss the application of the Pyramid to the solution of the paradox of meetings and propose the concept of a New Collaboration Meeting. 


Keywords: Keywords: paradox of meetings, collaborative problem-solving, knowledge sharing, new collaboration


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Knowledge Sharing Barriers in Russian Universities’ Administrative Subdivisions  pp172‑184

Evgeny Blagov, Alena Begler, Anastasiia Pleshkova

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The Continuous Recombination of Codification and Personalisation KM strategies: A Retrospective Study  pp185‑195

Ettore Bolisani, Antonella Padova, Enrico Scarso

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