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RAE: Revista de Administração de Empresas. 2013;53(2):142-155


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Journal Title: RAE: Revista de Administração de Empresas

ISSN: 0034-7590 (Print); 2178-938X (Online)

Publisher: Fundação Getulio Vargas

Society/Institution: Fundação Getulio Vargas

LCC Subject Category: Social Sciences: Commerce: Business

Country of publisher: Brazil

Language of fulltext: English, Spanish, Portuguese

Full-text formats available: PDF



Andrea Cherman

Sandra Regina da Rocha-Pinto


Double blind peer review

Editorial Board

Instructions for authors

Time From Submission to Publication: 32 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

The valuing of knowledge represents a gap in the field of organizational knowledge. This article aims at answering to which processes are adopted by individuals in the valuing of knowledge in organizations. The research, carried out with HR professionals, utilized the Grounded Theory Method. Results suggest that the individuals’ process of identification with the organizational identity has a central role in the valuing of knowledge. The organization, through its senior management or organizational routines, emerged as “the other” that seems to lead the guidelines to be followed, as well as which knowledge to assess and to value; it is the one that the organizational members seek to identify with. The individuals expressed mechanisms of assertion or reconstruction of their identities to generate, justify or negate their identification with the organization. It is suggested that the command model still prevails over vertical horizontal interaction, making it difficult to establish emergent knowledge among organizational members.