Monica Garfield, Associate Professor, partnering with Information Technology Faculty, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The first project is an in-depth ethnography to gain insight into how Ethiopia creates and shares indigenous knowledge, to improve knowledge creation in the modern Ethiopian business environment. The second project is a case study of the use of knowledge sharing practices in the largest bank in Ethiopia (the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia). The third project focuses on how the use of existing knowledge management techniques and modern technology can be used in the agricultural knowledge exchange forums currently active in Ethiopia. Overall, the study has two primary outcomes:
Aid Ethiopia in understanding how to function and succeed in the modern, knowledge based economy.
Extend our general understanding of knowledge creation and sharing in third-world countries.