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Steve, some surprising and important stats here, particularly the % of businesses and total workforce that SMEs represent. Something else that is worthy of research is how knowledge sharing changes as the size of organisations increase. The hypothesis might be that small cohesive groups (up to 150 people) don't require special knowledge management support, particularly when they have formed during a startup. However, what happens when they grow and become more dispersed? What were natural knowledge sharing behaviours, physical and environmental factors may no longer serve them well. 

This was recognised by innovation leaders W.L.Gore (Goretex etc). Gore split up groups or departments, in effect creating internal SMEs, once they get to about 200 people. "Gore’s commitment to keeping its operations small and informal is one key. It generally doesn’t allow a facility to grow to more than 200 people". This article explains the concept and results. http://www.managementexchange.com/story/innovation-democracy-wl-gores-original-management-model
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Thanks for sharing the article Gary - will go take a look.
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During World War II, the RAF lost a lot of planes to German anti-aircraft fire. They examined all of the planes that made it back to determine where to put protective armour. The picture below show an aggregation of where bul...
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Just what I'm looking for - thanks for sharing +Gary Colet 
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For knowledge retention and transfer, the imperative is how is the knowledge that is elicited is put to use, who needs it and how it is accessed (format and channel). This means making the knowledge t...
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