Unlocking Covid-19 knowledge sharing within North West Universities

Farag Edghiem*, Xiuli Guo, Carl Bridge, Martin McAreavey

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Purpose: Based on initial observation, this paper aims to explore the current practices of collaborative knowledge sharing (KS) between North West Universities and highlight new avenues of future relevant research.

Design/methodology/approach: A netnographic observation was conducted to unveil the current practices of KS between North West Universities.

Findings: The paper concludes that there is little or no evidence of collaborative KS practices amongst North West Universities in response to the present Covid-19 transition.

Practical implications: This paper provides useful, practical insight that may assist decision-makers to establish KS initiatives within North West Universities and beyond. A strategy is also proposed to nurture collaborative KS amongst North West Universities and within wider work-applied management practice.

Originality/value: This paper presents an unconventional conceptualisation of KS practices amid the present Covid-19 pandemic with the fresh perspective of North West England Universities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)172-183
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Work-Applied Management
Issue number2
Early online date21 Jun 2021
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sept 2021


  • knowledge management (KM)
  • knowledge sharing (KS)
  • crisis knowledge
  • North West Universities
  • Covid-19


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