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URN etd-0117109-155357
Author Chien-chih Huang
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Department Information Management
Year 2008
Semester 1
Degree Ph.D.
Type of Document
Language English
Title A Study of Knowledge Withholding Intentions in Software Development Teams: The Role of Contextual Factors and Personal Cognitions
Date of Defense 2009-01-09
Page Count 88
Keyword
  • Social Exchange Theory
  • Social Cognitive Theory
  • Software development team
  • Knowledge withholding intentions
  • Abstract Knowledge withholding intentions (KWI), defined as the likelihood an individual will give less than full effort on knowledge contribution. If every member withholds knowledge in a software development team, it results in poor project performance. However, little research has been conducted to investigate the factors that influence knowledge withholding intentions. The purpose of this paper is to develop a theoretical model based Social Cognitive Theory and extends it with Social Exchange Theory to analyze the antecedents of knowledge withholding intentions from personal cognitions and contextual factors. Furthermore, the contextual influencers are subdivided into dimensions of rational choice, normative conformity, and affective bonding with a comprehensive view. Through a survey of 227 participants who have experience in software development, task interdependence, procedural justice, leader-member exchange, team-member exchange were found to have negative influences on knowledge withholding intentions. On the contrary, knowledge withholding outcome expectations and knowledge withholding self-efficacy were found to have positive influences on knowledge withholding intentions.
    Advisory Committee
  • Cheng-Kiang Farn - chair
  • Pei-Chen Sun - co-chair
  • Shin-Yuan Hung - co-chair
  • Meng-Hsiang Hsu - co-chair
  • Tung-Ching Lin - advisor
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    Date of Submission 2009-01-17

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