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Knowledge Sharing Barriers in Growing Software Companies

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 45th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences HICSS, January 4-7, 2012, Grand Wailea, HI, USA
EditorsJr. Sprague, H. Ralph
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-7695-4525-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-1925-7
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventAnnual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Publication series

NameAnnual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1530-1605


ConferenceAnnual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Period1/01/00 → …


The software business is a fragmented business segment, where there are few big players, some medium-sized companies, and a large number of small companies. Many of these medium-sized and small companies have an aspiration to grow. However, getting a company onto a path of sustainable growth is not an easy task. Although some previous studies have argued that knowledge sharing can be one potential way to support growth, other studies suggest that knowledge sharing is, in fact, a highly challenging task, even a problem, for a growing company. By drawing on previous studies on knowledge sharing barriers and different growth paths in the context of software business, this paper aims to increase our understanding of the knowledge sharing challenges that software companies may face in different growth paths.

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