Title

Uncovering the impact of oganisational culture types on the willingness to share knowledge between projects

Document Type

Conference publication

Publication details

Wiewiora, A, Murphy, GD, Trigunarsyah, B & Coffey, V 2012, 'Uncovering the impact of oganisational culture types on the willingness to share knowledge between projects', Proceedings of PMI Research and Education Conference 2012, Limerick, Ireland, 15-18 July, Project Management Institute, Philadelphia, PA. ISBN: 978193589518

Abstract

Current literature has established that organisational culture influences knowledge management efforts; however, it is only recently that research on project management has focused its interest on organisational culture in the context of knowledge sharing and some preliminary studies have been conducted. In response, this paper adds a significant contribution by providing rich empirical evidence of the relationships between culture and the willingness to share knowledge, demonstrating which cultural values are more and which are less likely to improve inter-project knowledge sharing behaviours. The use of interviews and the Organisational Culture Assessment Instrument (OCAI) (Cameron & Quinn, 2005) in the cross-case examination of culture in four participating cases has resulted in rich empirical contributions. Furthermore, this paper adds to the project management literature by introducing the Competing Values Framework (CVF) of Cameron and Quinn (2005) to evaluate knowledge sharing in the inter-project context.

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