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National Cultural Influences on Knowledge Sharing: A Comparison of China and Russia

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  • Snejina Michailova
  • Kate Hutchings
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    This paper presents a set of theoretical propositions regarding knowledge sharing in China and Russia. We argue that there are important national cultural similarities and differences between the two countries that result in certain similarities and differences in individual knowledge-sharing behaviour in Chinese and Russian organizations. We claim that vertical collectivism and particularistic social relations in China and Russia lead to intensive social relations among organizational members, which facilitate knowledge sharing between in-group members in organizations in both countries. We also maintain that differences in the essence of collectivism as well as in the extent of collectivism in the two cultural contexts lead to different intensities of knowledge sharing in Chinese and Russian organizations. Finally, we discuss theoretical and management implications of this research. Copyright Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2006.

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    Volume (Year): 43 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 3 (05)
    Pages: 383-405

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