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Applying case study approach and triangulation methods of data collection in the ICT context in Libya

Allali, B and Kulatunga, U 2015, Applying case study approach and triangulation methods of data collection in the ICT context in Libya , in: Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) Doctoral workshop, 10 April 2015, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland.

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Abstract

In the last few decades concepts such as organizational culture (OC) and knowledge sharing (KS) have been conceived as being interrelated phenomena where each one influences the other. In the current business and technology literature, there is a significant argument that specific elements of organizational culture can have influence, either positively or negatively, on the process of knowledge sharing in business organizations including in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) firms. Earlier studies in the area of KS and OC have utilized either qualitative or quantitative approaches to study the relationship between OC and KS. But in the current study the authors examined the relationship between OC and KS by using case study approach supported with triangulation methods (questionnaires, semi-structured interviews and document analysis) to reflect both qualitative and quantitative perspectives of the interaction between KS and OC. Four different small firms (two public and two private cases) in the Libyan critical context, as the country has been experiencing a political and social conflict since 2011, were selected. The authors found that using triangulation methods to collect the data in the protocol of case study approach in the Libyan context is powerful because it allowed the authors to examine the interaction between the phenomenon of SK and OC from different angles and at the same time it allowed them collect more credible and reliable data and access to the studied context and participators in different ways which enhanced the value of the collect data.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Themes: Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments (UPRISE)
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) Doctoral Workshop Research Methodology 10th April 2015
Publisher: Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM)
Refereed: Yes
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr Udayangani Kulatunga
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2015 17:50
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 01:20
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/35592

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