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Workplace information sharing: a generational approach
Åbo Akademi.
Åbo Akademi.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9196-2106
2017 (English)In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 22, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction. Managing information sharing in organizations requires an understanding of information behaviour at several levels. The aim of this short paper is to add the generational approach to the understanding of workplace information sharing. Method. A survey was conducted in a multinational organization (n=237) to explore different factors affecting workplace information sharing and learning. Analysis. An ANOVA F test was carried out to analyse possible generational differences in workplace information sharing activities and attitudes. Results. The findings show that generational factors are not a straightforward predictor of differences in information sharing practices in the workplace. Some differences were found concerning information consciousness and information sending activities. Conclusion. The preliminary results indicate some generational differences in information sharing practices and attitudes. Further studies need to be done using a mixed-methods approach to get a more nuanced picture of inter- and intragenerational differences.

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2017. Vol. 22, no 1
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information sharing, generational differences, workplace information
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Information Studies
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Library and Information Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-332499ISI: 000404551500061OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-332499DiVA, id: diva2:1153254
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Proceedings of ISIC: the information behaviour conference, Zadar, Croatia, 20-23 September, 2016: Part 2
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Available from: 2017-10-29 Created: 2017-10-29 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved

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