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Cross-cultural metacognition as a prior for humanitarian knowledge: when cultures collide in global health emergencies
Chin, Tachia1; Meng, Jianwei2; Wang, Shouyang3,4; Shi, Yi1; Zhang, Jianxin5,6
2021-06-04
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
ISSN1367-3270
Pages14
AbstractPurpose A serious global public health emergency (GPHE) like the COVID-19 aggravates the inequilibrium of medical care and other critical resources between wealthy and poor nations, which, coupled with the collision of cultures, indicates the vital need for developing humanitarian knowledge transcending cultures. Given the scarcity of literature addressing such unprecedent issues, this paper thus proposes new, unconventional viewpoints and future themes at the intersection of knowledge management (KM) and humanitarian inquiry. Design/methodology/approach This paper is conceptual in nature. The data of the World Bank and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs are analysed to introduce some emerging real impact topics regarding cross-cultural conflicts and humanitarian knowledge in the post-COVID business world. The theoretical foundation was built upon a critical literature review. Findings This paper synthesizes the perspectives of culture, KM and the humanistic philosophy to distil the core component of cultural intelligence and comparatively and thereby illuminating why cross-cultural metacognition acts as a priori for achieving cosmopolitan humanitarian knowledge. Research limitations/implications This paper provides profound implications to academics by highlighting the importance to formulating new, inter-disciplinary themes or unorthodox, phenomenon-driven assumptions beyond the traditional KM domain. This paper also offers practitioners and policymakers valuable insights into coping with the growing disparity between high- and low-income countries by showing warning signs of a looming humanitarian crisis associated with a GPHE context. Originality/value This paper does not aim to claim the birth of a new domain but call for more research on developing a normative theory of humanitarian knowledge as transcendence of cultures. It implies uncharted territories of great interest and potential for the real impact KM community.
KeywordCulture Knowledge management Public health emergency Humanism Cross-cultural metacognition Humanitarian knowledge
DOI10.1108/JKM-10-2020-0787
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[71573234] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[71988101] ; National Social Science Fund of China[19BZX026]
WOS Research AreaInformation Science & Library Science ; Business & Economics
WOS SubjectInformation Science & Library Science ; Management
WOS IDWOS:000658248300001
PublisherEMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.amss.ac.cn/handle/2S8OKBNM/58798
Collection中国科学院数学与系统科学研究院
Corresponding AuthorMeng, Jianwei
Affiliation1.Zhejiang Univ Technol, Sch Management, Hangzhou, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Sch Humanities, Beijing, Peoples R China
3.Chinese Acad Sci, Acad Math & Syst Sci, Beijing, Peoples R China
4.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Sch Econ & Management, Beijing, Peoples R China
5.Xinte Energy Co Ltd, Changchun, Peoples R China
6.TBEA Xinjiang Sunoasis Co Ltd, Urumqi, Peoples R China
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Chin, Tachia,Meng, Jianwei,Wang, Shouyang,et al. Cross-cultural metacognition as a prior for humanitarian knowledge: when cultures collide in global health emergencies[J]. JOURNAL OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT,2021:14.
APA Chin, Tachia,Meng, Jianwei,Wang, Shouyang,Shi, Yi,&Zhang, Jianxin.(2021).Cross-cultural metacognition as a prior for humanitarian knowledge: when cultures collide in global health emergencies.JOURNAL OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT,14.
MLA Chin, Tachia,et al."Cross-cultural metacognition as a prior for humanitarian knowledge: when cultures collide in global health emergencies".JOURNAL OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT (2021):14.
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