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Factors that influence knowledge sharing in a software engineering organization

Pavlidou, Anna (2018) Factors that influence knowledge sharing in a software engineering organization.

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Abstract:The purpose of this paper is to explore which organizational and social factors can be related with knowledge sharing in the dynamic context of a software engineering organization. In software engineering, employees are called to manage a high amount of knowledge that is constantly and rapidly growing and changing due to the rapid growth of technology. In this constantly changing environment, knowledge sharing can help employees to handle everyday issues in a more efficient and timely way and therefore it’s very important for the organization. However, it has been noticed that knowledge sharing is not always an easy process and it often fails to meet expectations within an organization. To facilitate and improve knowledge sharing processes between employees in an organization, it’s important to know which are those factors that can influence knowledge sharing in an organizational context. In previous studies, many organizational and social factors have been identified as predictors for knowledge sharing; this study aims to explore whether these factors apply in this specific organizational context. Additionally, this study aims to measure knowledge sharing in three different organizational levels (team, department, office) and initiate a discussion about possible differences between them.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Educational Science and Technology MSc (60023)
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