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How is information and knowledge communicated?: A case study on communication within and across software-provisioning team boundaries
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

 Today it has become standard for organizations to rely on self-serving teams to make decisions since they are believed to provide access to bigger pools of information and knowledge than individual managers. However, while a lot of research has been focusing on how to improve information and knowledge sharing in teams to better promote the making of deliverables, not much has been said about how self-serving teams actually communicate information and knowledge. In this thesis a qualitative study was conducted with seven members of a software-provisioning team to, with particular focus on using IT when communicating, investigate how information and knowledge is communicated within and across team boundaries. Findings in this thesis suggest that there is a tension between information and knowledge sharing in teams. While the formalization of technological channels might facilitate effective information sharing in teams, it could have negative effects on knowledge sharing.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 22 p.
Informatik Student Paper Master (INFSPM), 2015.13
Keyword [en]
Information sharing, Knowledge sharing, Team communication
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-105089ISRN: SPM 2015.13OAI: diva2:823238
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Master's Programme in IT Management
Available from: 2015-06-18 Created: 2015-06-17 Last updated: 2015-06-18Bibliographically approved

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