nep-knm New Economics Papers
on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Economy
Issue of 2023‒03‒27
two papers chosen by
Laura Nicola-Gavrila
Centrul European de Studii Manageriale în Administrarea Afacerilor

  1. Is World Bank a Bank for Knowledge Management or Paradigm Maintenance? By Fahd Zulfiqar
  2. Understanding knowledge hiding behaviors in the workplace using a serious game data collection approach By Kaiyu Yang; Vincent Ribiere; Anne Bartel-Radic

  1. By: Fahd Zulfiqar (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics)
    Abstract: Post-development critique on development practice is based on anthropological critique which re-conceptualizes development (on both conceptual and pragmatic fronts) merely as a dominant discourse. This discourse, according to Escobar (1995), is reductive as it reduces development practice to knowledge producing, disseminating and brokering. The development discourse, hence, enframed, only institutionalizes and professionalizes development practice for churning out knowledge about what developed countries can offer to the developing countries. In this knowledge-power hierarchy, the role of World Bank is critical, which is the case of analysis for the current knowledge brief.
    Date: 2022
  2. By: Kaiyu Yang; Vincent Ribiere; Anne Bartel-Radic (UGA - Université Grenoble Alpes, IEPG - Sciences Po Grenoble - Institut d'études politiques de Grenoble - UGA - Université Grenoble Alpes)
    Abstract: Knowledge hiding, knowledge hoarding, and knowledge withholding have drawn increasing research attention in recent decades. Most researchers approached this topic by collecting quantitative data using questionnaires with self-reported scales. However, the underreporting nature of self-report measurement, particularly when studying sensitive and socially undesirable behavior, has been identified as a prominent limitation in extant research, which shows the urgent need for less biased and more innovative research methods. Scenarios incorporating critical incidents that represent a simulation of actual working conditions appear to be a relevant technique to address the above-mentioned shortcoming. Hence, an experimental design, adopting meticulously crafted scenarios, is worth investigating. This paper presents the value of using serious games/simulations to collect data related to knowledge hiding behaviors as well as the design stages of a knowledge hiding serious game
    Keywords: Knowledge hiding, research method, serious game
    Date: 2022–12–18

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