oa South African Journal of Information Management - Slave or sibling : a moral reframing the corporate knowledge sharing community

Volume 8 Number 2
  • ISSN : 2078-1865
  • E-ISSN: 1560-683X



The purpose of this research was to investigate the different ethical issues pertaining to knowledge sharing within organizations and how to create an ethical atmosphere conducive to knowledge sharing by a reframing of the employee's context. In this article, the different ways in which knowledge can be shared within organizations are briefly examined, followed by a discussion on the various ethical challenges related to knowledge sharing within organizations. Following from this, ethical principles based on justice as a moral tool within companies are discussed. The authors consider the benefits of knowledge sharing in a corporate environment and explore the reasons why sharing often does not happen. The discussion then centres on trust and the authors present a framework built around the principles of justice to nurture a knowledge sharing environment.

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