Title

Applying enterprise social software for knowledge management

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Antonius, N, Gao, X & Xu, J 2016, 'Applying enterprise social software for knowledge management', International Journal of Knowledge and System Science, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 19-39.

Published version available from:

http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/IJKSS.2016100102

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

This paper investigates the application of Enterprise Social Software for knowledge management in Australia. The Enterprise Social Software researched here assisted in collaborative knowledge sharing to support data-driven decision making. Enterprise Social Software was beneficial for complex tasks, especially those that involved a wide range of collaborators such as multi-disciplinary teams or geographically distant users. Australian knowledge workers found Enterprise Social Software to be extremely helpful in enhancing their externalisation and combination, but less proficient in socialisation and internalisation. In overall, there was agreement among respondents that Enterprise Social Software was facilitating them to meet work requirements which would be very hard or impossible to deliver without. The findings highlight Enterprise Social Software as a technological platform that diffuses the task complexity facing knowledge workers in Australia as a representation of the next generation Knowledge Management Systems.