Knowledge Sharing Initiatives at the World Bank - Creating a Knowledge Bank
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This case study was compiled from published sources, and is intended to be used as a basis for class discussion. It is not intended to illustrate either effective or ineffective handling of a management situation. Nor is it a primary information source.
It examines the need for knowledge sharing at the World Bank and the obstacles it overcame in the process. It also describes how the World Bank created a global knowledge community using web-based tools, as well as the role and development of thematic groups. The importance of tailoring the organization's structure and human resource policies to knowledge sharing is also examined. The case concludes with an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the knowledge sharing system at the World Bank.
» To study the knowledge sharing initiative of a large organization with global
World Bank, Knowledge management, James Wolfensohn, Bretton Woods conference, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), Thematic groups, Global community, IBM, Communities of practice, Knowledge sharing, Organization structure, Organizational culture, International Finance Corporation, The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency and The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
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