The Multimethodological Investigation of Knowledge Sharing Practices in Eastwei

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICIS 2008 Proceedings
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008

Conference

Title29th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2008)
PlaceFrance
CityParis
Period14 - 17 December 2008

Abstract

The sequential or parallel application of a number of complementary methods offers researchers the potential of a holistic perspective to analyse and interpret a phenomenon. In this paper, we report on our multimethodological investigation into the knowledge sharing practices of Eastwei, a medium sized firm providing professional services in China, guided by an overarching action research framework. We introduce the research context, explain the selection of methods, and describe our experiences in their application. We then reflect on the integration of complementary research methods and epistemologies in this research project, as well as the potential for similar integrations in future research as we assess the contributions of the research. Finally, we summarise the lessons learned and conclude the paper.

Research Area(s)

  • Multiple methods, Canonical Action Research, China, Knowledge Sharing

Citation Format(s)

The Multimethodological Investigation of Knowledge Sharing Practices in Eastwei. / Davison, Robert M.; Ou, Carol X.J.; Li, Maggie Y.; Martinsons, Maris G.; Björkstén, Johan.

ICIS 2008 Proceedings. Association for Information Systems, 2008. 166.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review