Knowledge in an organization
Knowldege is a very so broad term that we cannot easily define. Compared to asset aspects, there are much more kinds of them, so in organization people have to consider their uniqueness and specific features. In terms of knowledge, communication and culture would affect substantially. No matter how excellent knowledge and information the comapny owns, if they are shared evenly, it would be meaningless. Definately if they share everything, there is possibility of some guys stealing information for their competitiors, so proper allocation is important. In cultural aspects, as organizations are afraid of changes, they want to keep continuing their cultures, which could be the other barrier. Most modernized companies might contain those kind system to adapt change for knowledge. The more conventional and smaller the size of companies are, the more difficult they change them. In my country, even some multinational companies are old-fashioned in some part, the condition is not appropriate. I am afraid if I have such difficulties when I get my job in the future. Such information of market analysis in Europe could be similar, in organizations, the culture is unique even if companies are in the same field. Because culture is very sensitive, it also has considerable effect.