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Evaluation on knowledge management process in very small software companies : a survey

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dc.contributor.author Basri, Shuib
dc.contributor.author O'Connor, Rory V.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-02T20:45:10Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-02T20:45:10Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/704
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Software development projects always involve knowledge intensive exchanges. Therefore, the influence of well-organized software development knowledge process could prevent organizations from suffering from the knowledge atrophy problem, i.e. loss of expert software development. In order to understand this issue, we have studied several factors (company’s strategy, communication, learning and documentation) that are related to knowledge management processes (KMP) in very small entities (VSE). An open and close ended survey was conducted in a variety of VSEs. Through statistical and content analysis for the research data, results indicate that KMP in VSEs are undertaken in an informal way. Furthermore this environment helped VSEs to easily create/share knowledge that assisted in mitigating the knowledge atrophy problem. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship SFI en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Knowledge Management International Conference 2010 (KMICe2010), 25-27 May 2010;
dc.subject knowledge management en_US
dc.subject knowledge atrophy en_US
dc.title Evaluation on knowledge management process in very small software companies : a survey en_US
dc.type Conference item en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en

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