Towards Knowledge Sharing Through Social Media in Software Development: A Systematic Literature Review

Peter Bo Sarka, Peter Heisig

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    An effective knowledge exchange among software developers is crucial for the competitive performance of their organisations. Today, the constant pressure on business to continually innovate and the increasing capability of information technologies to facilitate broader and more distributed communication are driving organisations to leverage social media tools to improve business performance. These tools enables people to connect, communicate and collaborate and have changed the way we share knowledge. Research within the area of social media and knowledge sharing is still in an early phase. Although several studies of the relationship is available, today there exists no comprehensive overview of what has been investigated.
    Using a systematic literature review approach, this study aims to map the current state of literature on knowledge sharing through social media applicable to software development. Further, this study highlights the findings of research studies and identifies gaps in literature. Thereby, creating beneficial insights and awareness on the context for researchers and practitioners.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings. British Academy of Management (BAM) Annual Conference 2015
    Number of pages10
    Publication date2015
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventBritish Academy of Management (BAM) Annual Conference 2015 - University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    Duration: 8 Sept 201510 Sept 2015


    ConferenceBritish Academy of Management (BAM) Annual Conference 2015
    LocationUniversity of Portsmouth
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Internet address


    • Systematic literature review
    • Knowledge sharing
    • Social media
    • Social software
    • Software development
    • Software engineering


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