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Development of a team measure for tacit knowledge in software development teams

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Show simple item record Ryan, Sharon O'Connor, Rory V. 2012-08-01T09:10:03Z 2012-08-01T09:10:03Z 2009
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract In this paper we operationally define and measure tacit knowledge at the team level in the software development domain. Through a series of three empirical studies we developed and validated the Team Tacit Knowledge Measure (TTKM) for software developers. In the first study, initial scale items were developed using the repertory grid technique and content analysis. In Study 2, supplied repertory grids were administered to novices and experts to establish differential items, and Study 3 validated the TTKM on a sample of 48 industrial software development teams. In developing the TTKM we explored the relationships between tacit knowledge, explicit job knowledge and social interaction and their effect on team performance as measured by efficiency and effectiveness. In addition we assess the implications for managing software development teams and increasing team performance through social interaction. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Systems and Software;82(2), pp. 229-240
dc.rights This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Systems and Software. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Systems and Software, 82(2), pp. 229-240, en_US
dc.subject knowledge en_US
dc.subject tacit knowledge en_US
dc.subject team tacit knowledge en_US
dc.subject repertory grid en_US
dc.title Development of a team measure for tacit knowledge in software development teams en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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