Neither here nor there: Knowledge sharing and transfer with proactive structuration

Terri L. Griffith, Mark A. Fuller, Gregory B. Northcraft

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Abstract

Information technologies hold great promise in their ability to link distributed workers, allowing organizations to take advantage of the potential benefits of effectively gathering knowledge without regard to geographic boundaries. This can be advantageous for an organization's overall capabilities, given that employing workers from diverse backgrounds can increase an organization's knowledge base. Paradoxically, these technologies may also serve to dampen knowledge sharing, unless proactively managed. This paper extends work on Adaptive Structuration Theory and sensemaking to develop the concept of Proactive Structuration. We explain how organizations and teams can proactively manage distributed work arrangements to best position the team to take advantage of knowledge sharing for enhanced performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2007, HICSS'07
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2007, HICSS'07 - Big Island, HI, United States
Duration: Jan 3 2007Jan 6 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Other

Other40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2007, HICSS'07
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBig Island, HI
Period1/3/071/6/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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