Behrend, Frank D. and Erwee, Ronel (2007) Using social network analysis to map information and knowledge flows in virtual project teams. In: 2007 Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy Conference: Institutions and Organisations in an International Context (ANZIBA 2007), 8-10 Nov 2007, Newcastle, Australia.
The aim of the paper is to illustrate the use of Social Network Analysis (SNA) to map information and knowledge flow in six virtual project teams with members of diverse cultures in private and public sector companies in different sectors. Due to the area of research, we supplemented the qualitative methodology with an embedded SNA. The SNA findings demonstrated that network ties are useful predictors of how information and knowledge flows in virtual project teams and can be better indicators than formal project structures. The multi-method research design represents a sound approach to target knowledge management in virtual project environments in international contexts.
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|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Item Status:||Live Archive|
|Faculty / Department / School:||Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing|
|Date Deposited:||11 Oct 2007 01:23|
|Last Modified:||19 Jan 2015 06:00|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||knowledge management (KM); knowledge transfer and innovation in MNCs/MNEs; networks|
|Fields of Research :||08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080503 Networking and Communications
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150308 International Business
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150307 Innovation and Technology Management
|Socio-Economic Objective:||E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services|
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