TitleDynamics in team-based knowledge work
NameErhardt, Niclas L. (author), Heckscher, Charles (chair), Rubinstein, Saul (internal member), Blasi, Joseph (internal member), Gibbs, Jennifer (outside member), Rutgers University, Graduate School - New Brunswick,
SubjectIndustrial Relations and Human Resource Management,
Teams in the workplace,
DescriptionTeams are fundamental mechanisms to create and mobilize knowledge in the workplace. Yet, our understanding of the internal processes that govern the manner in which teams create and mobilize knowledge remains limited. Drawing on 102 interviews (over 65 hours of recorded data) and archival data such as team observations, over 400 emails between team members, and documents in six team projects in the USA and Sweden from pharmaceutical, insurance and engineering companies, I build a grounded theory of team-based knowledge work. The theory delineates three key knowledge processes that constitute the notion of team-based knowledge work – knowledge sharing, knowledge creation and team learning. This theoretical framing is then further explored in the context of task complexity, distributed knowledge, interdependence, media use and political dynamics in teams. Theoretical and practical implications are addressed.
NoteIncludes bibliographical references (p. 173-193)
Noteby Niclas L. Erhardt
CollectionGraduate School - New Brunswick Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Organization NameRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
RightsThe author owns the copyright to this work.