Knowledge creation through boundary-spanning

Rebecca Mitchell, Stephen Nicholas

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This paper contributes to our understanding of the process of knowledge creation in organisations. Based on a process model, the paper develops propositions relating to factors facilitating knowledge creation in cross-functional work teams. These propositions relate to the constructs of cognitive diversity, transactional memory, trans-specialist knowledge and their contribution to new knowledge development through knowledge boundary spanning.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)310-318
Number of pages9
JournalKnowledge Management Research and Practice
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • knowledge creation
  • functional diversity
  • cognitive diversity
  • knowledge boundary-spanning
  • small teams


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