Motivators and Inhibitors for Managing IT Project Knowledge: Findings from Three Exploratory Case Studies

Jewels, Tony J., Underwood, Alan D., Gregor, Shirley, & de Pablos Heredero, Carmen (2004) Motivators and Inhibitors for Managing IT Project Knowledge: Findings from Three Exploratory Case Studies. In Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, July 8-11, Shanghai, China.


Managing knowledge on IT projects is an important factor in contributing towards project success. The focus of this research is based around how individual 'knowledge workers' within 'IT project teams', might contribute to their organizational units becoming 'knowledge management enabled', i.e. 'having a propensity towards applying knowledge management principles in their activities, procedures, and processes'. Findings from three exploratory case studies are discussed in an attempt to understand what motivates knowledge workers to engage in knowledge sharing activities and what factors inhibit them from doing so.

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ID Code: 7874
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: IT Project Management, Knowledge Management, Managing Project Knowledge, Motivation
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Systems Management (080609)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Deposited On: 25 May 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:07

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