47th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), Hersonissos, Crete, July 9, 2003.
July 9, 2003, 5:30 p.m., Special Integration Group on Organizational Transformation and Social Change
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Paul Iles, with Maurice Yolles and third author
Interested in knowledge transfer, particularly in HR.
Paper aims to:
Critique of knowledge transfer, particularly in HRM.
In terms of sender and receiver, knowledge source and knowledge sink.
Knowledge migrations across culture -- problems.
Need to move beyond knolwedge flows as linear, but as emergent
Mauritus is upper-middle income, like Poland
Models like Westminister model, e.g. devolution of responsibilities to management, staffing by Public Service Commisiosion.
Found little transfer of HR knowledge.
Look at it from a VSM approach.
Another example: Czech academic alliances.
Model: Cognitive domain, (?) behavioural domain.
Need to develop a supersystem of actors.
Knowledge transfer: Looking a cognitive interests and cognitive purpose.
Knowlege transfer is more helpful than watching flows.
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