Information Systems Frontiers

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 397–405 | Cite as

Leveraging temporal and spatial separations with the 24-hour knowledge factory paradigm

  • Amar GuptaEmail author
  • Igor Crk
  • Rajdeep Bondade


The 24-H Knowledge Factory facilitates collaboration between geographically and temporally distributed teams. The teams themselves form a strategic partnership whose joint efforts contribute to the completion of a project. Project-related tasks are likewise distributed, allowing tasks to be completed on a continuous basis, regardless of the constraints of any one team’s working hours. However, distributing a single task between multiple teams necessitates a handoff process, where one team’s development efforts and task planning are communicated from one team ending their shift to the next that will continue the effort. Data management is, therefore, critical to the success of this business model. Efficiency in data management is achieved through a strategic leveraging of key tools, models, and concepts.


Data management Global software development Knowledge representation Offshoring 



We would like to acknowledge the following current and former members of the 24-Hour Knowledge Factory Research Group at the University of Arizona for their research ideas: Nathan Denny, Kate O’Toole, Shivaram Mani, Ravi Seshu, Manish Swaminathan, and Jamie Samdal


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Thomas R. Brown Chair in Management and Technology, Eller College of ManagementUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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