Anna Dening at University of York in the UK is doing a research project on Cross cultural comparison of knowledge management practices in which she posits that because the languages are different, English and French speakers see KM in different ways. (This is based on the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, which explores the relationship between language and thought. This is the more academic version of "if there isn't a word for it, the concept doesn't exist in the culture.")
The link above includes a survey on the topic and her literature review matrix. On completing the survey, you can request a copy of her final report.