A Risk Assessment Framework for Inter-Organizational Knowledge Sharing

A Risk Assessment Framework for Inter-Organizational Knowledge Sharing

Author: 
Sarnikar, Surendra
Place: 
Hershey, PA
Publisher: 
IGI Global
Date published: 
2012
Responsibility: 
Aljafari, Ruba, jt. author
Editor: 
de Pablos, Patricia Ordóñez
Source: 
Knowledge Management and Drivers of Innovation in Services Industries
Abstract: 

Internet-based information, communication, and collaboration technologies are making it easier for organizations and knowledge workers to collaborate across organizational boundaries. However, it is necessary for organizations to monitor, regulate, and build appropriate security mechanisms in collaboration systems to prevent loss of strategic knowledge and competitive advantage. In this chapter, the authors synthesize literature on knowledge sharing and IS/IT risk assessment to present a risk assessment framework that can help organizations identify valuable knowledge assets exposed through collaboration technologies, and assess the risk of knowledge loss, intellectual property leakage, and the subsequent loss of competitive advantage so that appropriate security mechanism can be designed to prevent such a loss.

Series: 
Advances in Knowledge Acquisition, Transfer, and Management

CITATION: Sarnikar, Surendra. A Risk Assessment Framework for Inter-Organizational Knowledge Sharing edited by de Pablos, Patricia Ordóñez . Hershey, PA : IGI Global , 2012. Knowledge Management and Drivers of Innovation in Services Industries - Available at: http://library.au.int/risk-assessment-framework-inter-organizational-knowledge-sharing