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

Wiewiora, Anna, Murphy, Glen D., Trigunarsyah, Bambang, & Coffey, Vaughan (2012) Uncovering the impact of organisational culture types on the willingness to share knowledge between projects. In PMI Research and Education Conference 2012, Project Management Institute, University of Limerick , Ireland.

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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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ID Code: 57126
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Competing Values Framework, inter-project knowledge sharing, organisational culture
ISBN: 9781935589532
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)
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 2012 Project Management Institute
Deposited On: 11 Feb 2013 22:34
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2013 01:05

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