What do we know about barriers to knowledge transfer? A bibliometric study on internal stickiness





Internal Stickiness, Knowledge Transfer, Bibliometric review


Objective of the study: to identify the intellectual structure of research on Internal Stickiness (IS) from the references existing in publications on this topic.

Methodology / Approach: a bibliometric analysis of quotation and quotation was used, as well as a network analysis. The sample, after worked and free of articles that were not part of the theme, was composed of 152 articles from 1994 to 2018.

Originality / Relevance: The transfer of knowledge and best practices among members of the organization has attracted considerations from academia and organizations, because the company's competitiveness is directly linked to the knowledge acquired and its sharing. The difficulty of transferring knowledge and best practices in organizations is represented by the term Internal Stickiness (IS).

Main results: three fields were identified that guide research on (IS): Knowledge Transfer; Knowledge transfer as a positive factor for the organization; Knowledge Transfer and Strategic Innovation.

Theoretical / methodological contributions: it was possible to identify that there was no review article on the topic (IS). So, this study was able to contribute with the theory and show the existing works that had a greater influence on (IS).

Social / management contributions: it is noticed that the existing articles deal with (IS) as the difficulty of knowledge transfer. With this, this study can also contribute to the practice of knowledge transfer, mainly because this theme is related to the development of competitive advantage in companies.

Keywords: Internal Stickiness; Knowledge Transfer; Bibliometric.


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Author Biographies

Valdemilson de Assis Alves de Araujo, Universidade Nove de Julho - UNINOVE

Mestre em Gestão de Projetos pelo Programa de Pós-graduação em Gestão de Projetos PPGP na Universidade Nove de Julho – UNINOVE, São Paulo, (Brasil). Atualmente é gerente administrativo - DPN Distribuidora de Papéis Eireli. Tem experiência na área de Administração, com ênfase em Administração Financeira. Pesquisa nos seguintes temas: Gestão de Projetos; Gestão do Conhecimento; Inovação e Sustentabilidade.

Isabel Cristina Scafuto, Universidade Nove de Julho - UNINOVE

Doutora em Administração na Universidade Nove de Julho (2017). Professora e Pesquisadora no Programa de Pós-Graduação em Gestão de Projetos - PPGP da Universidade Nove de Julho - UNINOVE. É editora científica da Revista IJI (International Journal of Innovation).  


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	Internal Stickiness, Knowledge Transfer, Bibliometric review



How to Cite

Araujo, V. de A. A. de, & Scafuto, I. C. (2021). What do we know about barriers to knowledge transfer? A bibliometric study on internal stickiness. International Journal of Professional Business Review, 6(1), e212. https://doi.org/10.26668/businessreview/2021.v6i1.212



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