From Here to Eternity? Challenges of transferring situtated knowledge in dispersed organizations

Sapsed, Jonathan, Gann, David M, Marshall, Nick and Salter, Ammon (2003) From Here to Eternity? Challenges of transferring situtated knowledge in dispersed organizations In: DRUID Summer Conference, 12-14 Jun 2003, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Abstract

This paper extends theoretical and empirical debates on knowledge transfer in geographically dispersed project teams. It draws upon studies of five international, project-based firms. The paper presents quantitative data comparing knowledge sharing practices between dispersed and co-located teams. It shows that contrary to conventional wisdom, their respective practices are similar for many work activities, such as face to face interaction, email and project websites. However dispersed team members use the telephone for all types of knowledge exchange significantly more than co-located teams. The paper then illustrates typical interactions using the differing means and media available to the observed project teams.

Item Type:Contribution to conference proceedings in the public domain ( Full Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Dispersed teamworking; Virtual teamworking; Knowledge transfer; Co-location; Innovation; CENTRIM
Subjects:N000 Business and Management > N200 Management studies > N210 Management techniques > N215 Change and Innovation
Faculties:Brighton Business School > Centre for Research in Innovation Management
ID Code:4424
Deposited By:editor centrim
Deposited On:18 Aug 2009
Last Modified:26 Jul 2010 12:04

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