The purpose of this research is to address the absorptive capacity of individual knowledge workers in terms of their personal knowledge work practices. The purpose will be achieved by examining individual knowledge worker practices as they relate to the various dimensions of absorptive capacity, the SECI model of knowledge creation, and the communication channels used in their personal knowledge work. The primary research question asks “What is the relationship between the personal knowledge management practices of knowledge workers and their personal absorptive capacity?” Can their practices impact their absorptive capacity and are their practices buffered by their absorptive capacity. The research represents an integration of personal knowledge management concepts and the concept of individual absorptive capacity. The research questions will be examined through a SEM analysis using data obtained from a forthcoming survey of the personal knowledge management practices of high-tech knowledge workers.
Neiswander, Paul and Lind, Mary, "Knowledge Workers‟ Personal Knowledge Management Practices as Buffered by Absorptive Capacity" (2012). CONF-IRM 2012 Proceedings. 71.