An Activity Theory Approach for Studying the Dynamics of Knowledge Sharing

@inproceedings{Boer2002AnAT,
  title={An Activity Theory Approach for Studying the Dynamics of Knowledge Sharing},
  author={Niels-Ingvar Boer and Peter J. van Baalen and Kuldeep Kumar},
  booktitle={HICSS},
  year={2002}
}
This paper proposes a methodology that enables to describe and analyze the situatedness of knowledge sharing within and between different organizational settings. By taking an activity system as the unit of analysis, an organizational setting within which knowledge sharing takes place can be described according to its emergent object of activity and its mediation of language and technologies, social rules and division of labor. Tensions and breakdowns, being inextricable aspects of activity… CONTINUE READING

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