Information culture and its influences in knowledge creation: Evidence from university teams engaged in collaborative innovation projects

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International Journal of Information Management
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Vick T.E.
Nagano M.S.
Popadiuk S.
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© 2015 Elsevier Ltd.This paper empirically analyzes the typology of information cultures (TICs) developed by Choo ((2013). International Journal of Information Management, 33, 775). The primary objective is to identify information behaviors and values that could describe the information culture in the context of project team work while knowledge creation occurs, resulting in technological innovation. The secondary aim is to find resulting relationships between the TICs and the modes of knowledge conversion. Twelve university project teams were selected to participate in the study. The teams are part of the Partnership for Technological Innovation Research Program (PITE) from the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Brazil. The qualitative technique of categorical content analysis was used. The data analysis is based on a set of five attributes: (i) the primary goal of information management; (ii) information values and norms; (iii) information behaviors in terms of information needs, (iv) information seeking, and (v) information use. The main results are twofold. First, we confirmed the existence of two dominant culture profiles, as hypothesized by Choo ((2013). International Journal of Information Management, 33, 775). Second, results also showed plausible relationships between the risk-taking culture and externalization of knowledge; the rule-following culture and the combination of knowledge; result-oriented culture and internalization of knowledge; and the relationship-based culture and socialization of knowledge.
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Collaborative innovation , Information behaviors and values , Information culture , Innovation projects , International journals , Knowledge creations , Teamwork , Technological innovation