Factors Affecting the Willingness to Share Knowledge in the Communities of Practice

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10391)


The purpose of this study is to investigate various factors that can affect the willingness of the IT professionals in Norway to share their knowledge in the open communities of practice. The study is conducted through an online survey among the IT professionals working in Norway. The findings of the study present various factors that increase or decrease the willingness to share knowledge on open communities of practice. These factors are further explained with the help of the descriptive theories. The findings of this study are useful to get the initial insight into the determinants that influence the willingness to share knowledge on the communities of practice.


Communities of practice Information sharing Knowledge Motivation Trust 



This study is a part of UnRizkNow project, which is partially funded by CCIS. Adam Szekeres provided his useful input to formulate the questionnaire. Martin Stokkenes and Gaute Wangen helped us to translate the online questionnaire to Norwegian Language. NorSIS supported our research work by distributing the survey to the people in industry in Norway.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information Security and Communication TechnologyNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyGjøvikNorway

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