Mandating the

This research paper explores whether the transfer of tacit knowledge should be made mandatory and a key performance indicator in the annual performance appraisal of academic staff.

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Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 297669, Journal of Organizational Knowledge Management, 10 pages, DOI: 10.5171/2015.297669 Received date : 1 September 2014; Accepted date : 2 December 2014; Published date : 14 September 2015 Academic editor: Zdenka Konecna Cite this Article as: Ritesh Chugh , Santoso Wibowo and Srimannarayana Grandhi (2015), “Mandating the Transfer of Tacit Knowledge in Australian Universities ”, Journal of Organizational Knowledge Management, Vol.

Knowledge management organisational efforts often fail because people issues related to attitudes towards knowledge sharing and motivation are neglected (Carter and Scarbrough 2001).

To add to the problem, employees are reluctant to share tacit knowledge as they do not see it as knowledge and worth sharing (Holloway 2000).

As sharing knowledge is the raison d’être of universities, they were specifically chosen for this study.