THE IMPACT OF NATIONAL CULTURE ON KNOWLEDGE SHARING IN GLOBAL VIRTUAL COLLABORATION: A PRACTICE LENS

Kangning Wei, Kevin Crowston

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Abstract

Issues concerning global virtual collaboration have received considerable attention in IS research and practice; however, little research has been conducted on knowledge-sharing activities in global virtual collaboration, which is a key process to achieve collaboration effectiveness. In this paper, we investigate the impact of national culture on knowledge-sharing activities in global virtual collaboration from dynamic and individual perspectives. An exploratory case study was first used to explore how national culture impacts knowledge-sharing activities in global virtual collaboration. The purpose of the case study was to understand qualitatively the phenomenon under investigation and generate a set of hypotheses. In phase two, an online survey was used to test the hypotheses. The goal was to refine and generalize the findings from the first phase. The results emphasize the role of non-value-based cultural dimensions in global virtual collaboration and the importance of investigating national culture from an individual level and in practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2010
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
Edition93595
ISBN (Print)9780615418988
StatePublished - 2010
Event31st International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2010 - Saint Louis, MO, United States
Duration: Dec 12 2010Dec 15 2010

Publication series

NameICIS 2010 Proceedings - Thirty First International Conference on Information Systems
Number93595

Other

Other31st International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySaint Louis, MO
Period12/12/1012/15/10

Keywords

  • cross-cultural issues
  • global virtual collaboration
  • Knowledge sharing
  • national culture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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