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Cross-cultural Study on Knowledge Sharing in Open Collaboration: Collectivism vs. Individualism

문화에 따른 개방형 협업 지식공유 활동 비교 연구: 집단주의 문화와 개인주의 문화를 중심으로

  • 백현미 (한양대학교 ERICA 언론정보대학 정보사회학과) ;
  • 이새롬 (경북대학교 경영학부)
  • Received : 2018.03.26
  • Accepted : 2018.05.28
  • Published : 2018.06.30

Abstract

To cope with the rapid changes in the corporate environment, the creation of innovative output through various forms of collaboration have been discussed. For open collaborations, contributors who distribute to various countries and cultures are able to share knowledge via the internet without physical rewards or responsibilities. In this study, we focused on the open source software project, which is a representative open collaboration. We investigated the factors that affect the knowledge contribution of developers of various countries within the open collaboration platform. Specifically, we investigated the open collaborative nature of multi-culture developers by dividing cultures according to collectivism and individualism. We collected data on 26,604 developers using a python based web crawler for GitHub which is an open source software development platform, and conducted cross-cultural study. This paper contributes to the field of knowledge management by suggesting various impacts of antecedents such as hireability, and information exposure on knowledge sharing according to culture.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국연구재단

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