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Corporate wikis: The effects of owners' motivation and behavior on group members' engagement
Abstract Originally designed as a tool to alleviateOriginally designed as a tool to alleviate bottlenecks associated with knowledge management, the suitability of wikis for corporate settings has been questioned given the inherent tensions between wiki affordances and the realities of organizational life. Drawing on regulatory focus theory and social cognitive theory, we developed and tested a model of the motivational dynamics underlying corporate wikis. We examined leaders (owners) and users of 187 wiki-based projects within a large multinational firm. Our findings revealed two countervailing motivational forces, one oriented toward accomplishment and achievement (promotion focus) and one oriented toward safety and security (prevention focus), that not only predicted owners' participation but also the overall level of engagement within the wiki groups. Our primary contribution is in showing that, notwithstanding the potential benefits to users, wikis can trigger risk-avoidance motives that potentially impede engagement. Practically, our findings call for an alignment between organizational procedures surrounding wiki deployment and the technology's affordances. © 2013 M.E. Sharpe, Inc. All rights reserved.013 M.E. Sharpe, Inc. All rights reserved.
Abstractsub Originally designed as a tool to alleviateOriginally designed as a tool to alleviate bottlenecks associated with knowledge management, the suitability of wikis for corporate settings has been questioned given the inherent tensions between wiki affordances and the realities of organizational life. Drawing on regulatory focus theory and social cognitive theory, we developed and tested a model of the motivational dynamics underlying corporate wikis. We examined leaders (owners) and users of 187 wiki-based projects within a large multinational firm. Our findings revealed two countervailing motivational forces, one oriented toward accomplishment and achievement (promotion focus) and one oriented toward safety and security (prevention focus), that not only predicted owners' participation but also the overall level of engagement within the wiki groups. Our primary contribution is in showing that, notwithstanding the potential benefits to users, wikis can trigger risk-avoidance motives that potentially impede engagement. Practically, our findings call for an alignment between organizational procedures surrounding wiki deployment and the technology's affordances. © 2013 M.E. Sharpe, Inc. All rights reserved.013 M.E. Sharpe, Inc. All rights reserved.
Bibtextype article  +
Doi 10.2753/MIS0742-1222290303  +
Has author Ofer Arazy + , Gellatly I. +
Has extra keyword Knowledge management system + , Knowledge-sharing + , Owner + , Regulatory focus + , Social cognitive theory + , Wiki + , Knowledge acquisition + , Knowledge management + , Motivation + , Websites +
Has keyword Knowledge management (KM) + , Knowledge management systems (KMS) + , Knowledge sharing + , Motivation + , Owner + , Regulatory focus theory + , Social cognitive theory + , Wiki +
Issn 7421222  +
Issue 3  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 87–116  +
Published in Journal of Management Information Systems +
Title Corporate wikis: The effects of owners' motivation and behavior on group members' engagement +
Type journal article  +
Volume 29  +
Year 2012 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 7 November 2014 08:49:26  +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 7 November 2014 08:49:26  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2012  +
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