International Journal of Management and Decision Making, 8 (1), 2007 – two interesting articles on tools adoption and trust
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[German title: International Journal of Management and Decision Making, 8 (1), 2007 – zwei interessante Artikel über Aneignung von Werkzeugen und Vertrauen]

Knowledge management tools adoption and knowledge workers’ performance
Amy Y. Chou and David C. Chou
International Journal of Management and Decision Making 
Issue: Volume 8, Number 1 / 2007 
Pages: 52 – 63 

Abstract: In contemporary enterprises, knowledge workers have to rely on knowledge management tools to retrieve, create, store, and discover knowledge. A knowledge worker’s adoption of knowledge management tools will affect his/her performance. A framework is developed in this article to depict the factors that affect the decision on the adoption of knowledge management tools.

Keywords: knowledge management, knowledge management tools, knowledge workers, decision-making, work performance

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Trust in a knowledge related project work environment
Kaj U. Koskinen and Pekka Pihlanto
International Journal of Management and Decision Making 
Issue: Volume 8, Number 1 / 2007 
Pages: 75 – 88 

Abstract: This conceptual paper highlights the role of trust in a project work context. First, the paper describes the concepts of trust and knowledge. Then the discussion goes on to deal with four different knowledge related project work environments and the role of trust in the connection of them. It is concluded that it is very important that knowledge related project work environments are neither over-challenged nor under-challenged in relation to trusting relationships. Furthermore, it is also concluded that there is not always time in a project work context to develop thick forms of trust, and therefore the project teams have to accept thin forms of trust as a reality with which they must manage.

Keywords: trust, tacit knowledge, explicit knowledge, knowledge management, project management, mechanical knowledge, organic knowledge
 
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