Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Is Deliberate Knowledge Sharing Useful? Impacts of Reflexivity, Diversity, and Motivation on Team Decision Making
by Dyas, Jeffrey Edmund, M.A., The University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2018, 88; 10846975
Abstract (Summary)

Knowledge sharing has been shown in studies to positively impact team performance. Understanding methods that could lead to deliberate knowledge-sharing could be beneficial for teams. Reflexivity is the degree to which team members communicate the team’s objectives, strategies, and limitations in order to mitigate unexpected situations. Reflexivity was examined with a motivational theory of goal orientation to test how team motivation influenced reflexivity’s impact on knowledge sharing and team performance. Furthermore, diversity in goal orientation was studied to gauge how diverse motives of team members influenced team performance. Results indicated no support for reflexivity improving knowledge sharing; however, the experiment found performance-oriented teams performed faster on tasks and motivational diversity decreased knowledge sharing. These results give a better understanding towards how reflexivity and team motivation impacts knowledge sharing and team performance.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Carpenter, Sandra L.
Commitee: Carpenter, Sandra L., Torres, Aurora, Zheng, Dianhan
School: The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- Alabama
Source: MAI 58/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social psychology, Communication, Psychology
Keywords: Decision-making, Diversity, Goal orientation, Knowledge sharing, Reflexivity
Publication Number: 10846975
ISBN: 978-0-438-29228-4
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