Affordances of social media in knowledge sharing in intra-organizational information technology projects

Marcirio Silveira Chaves, Eusébio Scornavacca, Danielle Fowler

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Abstract

This research-in-progress aims to address the complex phenomenon of knowledge sharing within the context of social media. The objective of this paper is to examine how the affordances of social media impact knowledge sharing dynamics in intra-organizational Information Technology (IT) projects. This paper adopts Design Science Research (DSR) as research paradigm and the Technical Action Research (TAR) as validation method. One social media artifact will be designed and investigated within the context of an IT project. The expected contributions of this work will be twofold: (1) The results of this research should add to the literature on empirically tested theory of social media affordances on knowledge sharing dynamics in IT projects; (2) The instantiation of the TAR study will characterize a contribution of the type ‘situated implementation of artifact’. This research should have implications for both the Project Management and Knowledge Management communities. Practitioners should be directly benefited by this work with an in-depth understanding of social media affordances on knowledge sharing dynamics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDigital Technology and Organizational Change - Reshaping Technology, People, and Organizations Towards a Global Society
EditorsStefano Za, Cecilia Rossignoli, Francesco Virili
PublisherSpringer Heidelberg
Pages35-47
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783319620503
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event13th Conference of the Italian Chapter of the Association for Information Systems, ItAIS 2016 - Verona, Italy
Duration: Oct 7 2016Oct 8 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation
Volume23
ISSN (Print)2195-4968
ISSN (Electronic)2195-4976

Conference

Conference13th Conference of the Italian Chapter of the Association for Information Systems, ItAIS 2016
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityVerona
Period10/7/1610/8/16

Keywords

  • Affordance lens
  • Design science research (DSR)
  • Knowledge management
  • Project management
  • Social media
  • Technical action research (TAR)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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