"During the 19th century, invention was seen as the product of genius, wayward, uncontrollable, often amateurish or if not genius, then of accident. People later began to realize that actually innovation could be organized and prepared for as was evident towards the beginning of the 20th century when many little clubs or coteries of leading minds in science and literally works were formed especially in England. The groups were formed to be friendly and scientific at the same time. The members were to exchange views with each other on topics relating to literature, arts and science each contributing his quota of entertainment and instruction. What these groups were involved in was in essence knowledge sharing where each individual had something to contribute towards the invention of something new. In this century, organizations are looking for all possible means to stimulate innovation. . This book gives an empirical account of how knowledge sharing fosters innovation in higher education".