Shared collaborative spaces challenges in inter-organisational collaborative projects

Mozhdeh Dehghani, Larry Stillman, Tom Denison

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    This research in progress is based on a qualitative approach with multiple case studies using Nonaka’s theory of knowledge creation and conceptualisation of a knowledge-creating place, Ba. It addresses the high-level need to make collaboration more effective between university and industry by exploring shared collaborative spaces in collaborative research projects. It uses semi-structured interviews, participant observation, and document analysis to look at the ways in which researchers and industry representatives with different culture within these partnerships create shared collaborative spaces to share information and knowledge. The study will propose a conceptual model explicating effective shared collaborative spaces in the university-industry collaboration (UIC) context according to the active actors (researchers and industry representatives) perspective. The model will be an original contribution to research in the area of knowledge management in UICs’. Finding effective shared collaborative spaces may be lead to more effective collaboration between university and industry.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPACIS 2018 Proceedings
    EditorsMotonari Tanabu, Dai Senoo
    Place of PublicationAtlanta GA USA
    PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)9784902590838
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    EventPacific Asia Conference on Information Systems 2018: Opportunities and Challenges for the Digitized Society: Are We Ready? - Yokohama, Japan
    Duration: 26 Jun 201830 Jun 2018
    Conference number: 22nd (Website) (Proceedings)


    ConferencePacific Asia Conference on Information Systems 2018
    Abbreviated titlePACIS 2018
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    • Shared collaborative spaces, University-Industry Collaboration, Information Technology Faculty, Knowledge creation theory, Ba
    • university-industry collaboration
    • information technology faculty
    • knowledge creation theory
    • Ba

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