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Incentives for knowledge sharing in project based organizations: A case study at Sectra AB
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Business Administration. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Business Administration. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background

Previous research in the area of knowledge management shows that projectbased organizations often struggle with their employees resistance to shareknowledge with colleagues for reasons of self-interest. Other research show thatimplementing incentives to stimulate knowledge sharing behaviors has beenproven efficient. However, the fact that no previous research has touched uponthe topic in the context of project based organizations, motivated us to immerseourselves in the area.

Purpose

The purpose of this study was to map how incentives stimulate knowledgesharing in project based organizations.

Method

A qualitative single-case study performed with semi-structured interviews on thedepartment of medical systems at project based Sectra AB.

Conclusion

The study highlights the value of combining incentives with clan control formotivating knowledge sharing in project based organizations. It indicates thatproject based organizations with help from incentives can stimulate knowledgesharing behaviors, both directly and indirectly.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 60 p.
Keyword [en]
Project based organizations, Tacit knowledge, Knowledge sharing, Cooperation issues, Management control systems, Clan control, Incentives
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-120813ISRN: LIU-IEI-FIL-A--15/01993--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-120813DiVA: diva2:848876
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Master Thesis in International Business and Economics Programme (Business Administration)
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Available from: 2015-08-28 Created: 2015-08-26 Last updated: 2015-08-28Bibliographically approved

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