Organizational culture and willingness to share knowledge : a competing values perspective in Australian context

Wiewiora, Anna, Trigunarsyah, Bambang, Murphy, Glen D., & Coffey, Vaughan (2013) Organizational culture and willingness to share knowledge : a competing values perspective in Australian context. International Journal of Project Management, 31(8), pp. 1163-1174.

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Abstract

A considerable amount of research has confirmed the relationship between organizational culture and knowledge sharing behaviours. However, less research has been conducted on the impact of project sub-cultures in relation to the sharing of knowledge between projects, particularly in project based organizations (PBOs). The unique structures and contexts characterized by PBOs indicate the need to investigate further the impact of cultures present within PBOs and their effect on knowledge sharing. We report on a rich case study of four large Australian-based PBOs whereby the cultural values of these large organizations were seen to impact significantly on whether project teams were more or less likely to improve inter-project knowledge sharing. Furthermore, this research demonstrates the utility of using Cameron and Quinn's (2005) Competing Values Framework to evaluate culture in the context of PBOs

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ID Code: 57104
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Australian context, Competing values framework, Knowledge sharing, Project based organizations, Organizational culture
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2012.12.014
ISSN: 0263-7863
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisation and Management Theory (150310)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Behaviour (150311)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Elsevier Ltd. APM and IPMA
Deposited On: 11 Feb 2013 01:28
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2016 02:16

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