Acquiring and Sharing Knowledge Through Inter-Organizational Benchlearning

Acquiring and Sharing Knowledge Through Inter-Organizational Benchlearning

Jeanette Lemmergaard (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-976-2.ch012


This chapter introduces inter-organizational knowledge acquisition and sharing as a means to facilitate benchlearning within the field of human resource management. The chapter presents an interactive web-based portal and demonstrates how valuable knowledge can be released from organizational “silo centers” and be passed around to the benefit of both organizations and academia. In general, human resource departments struggle to demonstrate their validity to the business and their ability to accomplish business objectives. In addition, human resource departments generally lack the ability to speak of their accomplishments in a business language. The presented portal assists human resource professionals in making more efficient and qualitative decisions that are not based on good guesswork or mere instinct, but on facts and knowledge. The portal is novel in its approach of facilitating benchlearning across organizational boundaries and within the soft area of human resource management.

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