CityU Institutional Repository >
CityU Electronic Theses and Dissertations >
ETD - Dept. of Information Systems >
IS - Doctor of Philosophy >
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title: ||Knowledge integration in teams : a systematic knowledge processing perspective|
|Other Titles: ||Cong xi tong hua zhi shi chu li shi jiao kan tuan dui zhi shi zheng he|
|Authors: ||Zhang, Yixiang (張毅祥)|
|Department: ||Department of Information Systems|
|Degree: ||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Issue Date: ||2010|
|Publisher: ||City University of Hong Kong|
|Subjects: ||Knowledge management.|
Teams in the workplace.
|Notes: ||CityU Call Number: HD30.2 .Z48 2010|
ix, 112 leaves 30 cm.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--City University of Hong Kong, 2010.
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 96-109)
|Abstract: ||Knowledge integration plays an important role in teams, and prior research has
found that it can positively influence team performance. However, knowledge
integration is not always effective in teams, especially in commonly employed
digital-enabled teams. To overcome the barriers to knowledge integration, that team
members systematically process individually held knowledge is important. However,
prior research on team knowledge integration has neglected to study this issue. We
intend to fill this gap by studying the impact of systematic knowledge processing on
knowledge integration in teams.
Prior studies have studied the factors influencing systematic knowledge processing.
Based on the motivated information processing literature, we study the impact of task
involvement, time pressure, process accountability, critical norm, and task reflexivity on
systematic knowledge processing.
Furthermore, the impact of knowledge integration on team performance is likely to
be contingent on task interdependence. Thus, another goal of this dissertation is to study
whether task interdependence can moderate the relationship between knowledge
integration and team performance.
Survey data were collected from teams conducting team projects using wikis.
Results show that knowledge integration positively affects team performance, and task
interdependence can amplify this effect. Knowledge integration is positively related to
systematic knowledge processing, and systematic knowledge processing is positively related to task involvement, task reflexivity, and critical norm. However, time pressure
and process accountability do not appear to affect systematic knowledge processing.
Implications on practice and further research are also discussed.|
|Online Catalog Link: ||http://lib.cityu.edu.hk/record=b3947496|
|Appears in Collections:||IS - Doctor of Philosophy |
Items in CityU IR are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.