and three unknown referees for the helpful comments during the preparation of this article. Abstract Employees are motivated intrinsically as well as extrinsically. Intrinsic motivation is crucial when tacit knowledge in and between teams must be transferred.
" Knowledge is like light. Weightless and tangible, it can easily travel the world, enlightening the lives of people everywhere " (World Bank 1999:1). We need " a new way of thinking " , " clusters of expertise and talent to succeed in the New Economy " (Tony Tan, Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore, 27-03-00)