Knowledge management and organizational culture in a software organization - A case study

Jacilane De Holanda Rabelo, Edson Cesar Cunha De Oliveira, Davi Viana Dos Santos, Luís Carlos Da Silva Braga, Gleison Dos Santos Souza, Igor Fabio Steinmacher, Tayana Uchoa Conte

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Abstract

Software development activities are usually knowledge intensive. Knowledge management is essential to foster improvements and innovation on software development processes. Organizational Culture (OC) is a key factor that impacts the success of knowledge management, since it influences the way employees learn and share knowledge in the organization. The Competing Values Framework (CVF) was proposed to support the definition of organization's cultural outline. CVF aims to diagnose and facilitate Organizational Culture changes. Previous researches presented a theoretical model to correlate knowledge management to the CVF. However, the existing literature does not present evidences of this correlation. The goal of this work is to identify whether this correlation exists or not in the context of a software organization by means of a case study. We performed a comparison between the values obtained and those presented in the theoretical model. The comparison output enabled us to verify that the case study results diverged from the theoretical ones. Therefore, it was not possible to observe the theoretical model's propositions on the investigated software development organization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 8th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering, CHASE 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages89-92
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781479919345
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 23 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering, CHASE 2015 - Florence, Italy
Duration: May 18 2015 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings - 8th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering, CHASE 2015

Conference

Conference8th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering, CHASE 2015
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityFlorence
Period5/18/15 → …

Keywords

  • competing values framework.
  • knowledge management
  • organizational culture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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