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Identifying and categorising knowledge reuse activities in electronic repositories

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dc.contributor.author Walsh, John N.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-12T10:23:30Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-12T10:23:30Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation Walsh J.N. (2021) 'Identifying and categorising knowledge reuse activities in electronic repositories'. Vine Journal Of Information And Knowledge Management Systems, . en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2059-5891
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/9983
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Purpose: Knowledge reuse using electronic repositories, while increasingly important, requires more thorough analysis. Service modularity has been recently applied in services research but has not been integrated into knowledge reuse studies. The purpose of this paper is to draw on both service modularity and knowledge reuse to develop and validate a framework that categorises forms of packaged knowledge in an electronic repository. Design/methodology/approach: Drawing on knowledge reuse and service modularity research, a model is proposed. The model is empirically tested using a case study research design. Findings: This research highlighted the value of including both context and process as key dimensions when packaging service knowledge for reuse. This study identifies knowledge types present in modular solutions and how they were configured and reconfigured in the knowledge repository. This research identified five ways modularised services were leveraged. In addition to the traditional scale and stretch approaches, already present, but conflated, in the service literature, three other configurations were identified; shrink, separate and segment. Research limitations/implications: The findings are based on a single empirical case study which may limit the generalisability of the findings. There is a need for additional research to further validate the model in additional contexts. Practical implications: This study provides managers with empirical examples of how a modular repository was used in practice and outlines five ways of recombining contextual and processual elements to enable service codification and reuse. It has implications for how knowledge is decomposed and recombined in repositories, suggesting an explicit separation of context and process knowledge while developing modular elements within both. Originality/value: To the best of the authorâ s knowledge, this is the first study that explicitly uses context and process as dimensions and draws on service modularity to understand types of knowledge reuse in electronic repositories. In doing so, it adds value by developing and validating a model that identifies five types of reuse. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Emerald Publishing Ltd en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1108/VJIKMS-04-2020-0066
dc.rights This article is (c) Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here http://ulir.ul.ie. Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited. en_US
dc.subject case study en_US
dc.subject decomposition en_US
dc.subject electronic repositories en_US
dc.subject knowledge reuse en_US
dc.subject modularity en_US
dc.subject recombination en_US
dc.subject Service firm en_US
dc.title Identifying and categorising knowledge reuse activities in electronic repositories en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2021-04-12T08:54:15Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1108/VJIKMS-04-2020-0066
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2998316
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Vine Journal Of Information And Knowledge Management Systems
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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