oa South African Journal of Information Management - Knowledge flow elements within a context - a model

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



There is no doubt that knowledge is one of the most valuable resources in organizations. However, its potential value can be severely restricted if its flow is hindered. This article aims to draw attention to the importance of knowledge flow in an organization. The nature of knowledge flow is reviewed, followed by an investigation into the factors that can enable or inhibit the flow of knowledge. These factors are explored with the aid of a newly developed model, which visualizes the knowledge flow elements within the context wherein knowledge flow takes place.

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