Title

Distributed 'knowing in practice' enabled by knowledge management systems

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2017

Subject Area

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Abstract

Many companies set up operations offshore and complete projects by 'worksharing' where responsibilities are split between geographically dispersed offices. This article looks at how knowledge management systems facilitate practices essential for collaborative, distributed work. A qualitative case study is conducted at a large multinational engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company that has successfully implemented a knowledge management system. The study uses the framework of 'knowing in practice' to the context of worksharing. This article contributes to the practice by providing specific suggestions that can be implemented from a social technical perspective to facilitate worksharing. Specifically, suggesting technological factors, and efforts needed by users and managers, in facilitating worksharing. This article contributes to research by applying the lens of 'knowing in practice' to the context of worksharing.

Publication Title

International Journal of Knowledge Management

Volume

13

Issue

4

First Page

56

Last Page

72

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.4018/IJKM.2017100103

ISSN

15480666

E-ISSN

15480658

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