Toward an integrative role for intranets : an interpretive case study of intranet-based dynamic knowledge integration in socio-technical networks
Lichtenstein, Sharman, Parker, Craig and Hunter, Alexia 2006, Toward an integrative role for intranets : an interpretive case study of intranet-based dynamic knowledge integration in socio-technical networks, in ACIS 2006 : Proceedings of the 17th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Sydney, N.S.W., pp. 1-10.
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An increasing challenge for contemporary businesses is to be able to respond to perceived opportunities and threats by dynamically integrating knowledge dispersed across and beyond the organisation. This paper provides findings from two interpretive case studies that illustrate how corporate intranets can be dynamically interwoven with other knowledge technologies in socio-technical networks (STNs) to integrate distributed formal and infonnal knowledge. A key finding suggests that businesses should carefully examine employee use of intranets for dynamic knowledge integration, and any implications stemming from this new integrative role for intranets. The paper also provides a theoretical framework for dynamic knowledge integration in STNs, which can underpin future research in this area.
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