The corporate Wiki seems to be highly suitable given the fluid nature of distributed cognition within the Small to Medium Enterprise environment. The limited and usually grass-roots adoption of Wikis in this sector suggests that the organisation's culture effects why and how they are implemented due to it's strong influence on Knowledge sharing in general.After researching 5 companies in Melborne and Sydney, the thesis is coming together now and I hope to make it available to interested parties early in the new year. I am also looking at publishing it on the Digital Thesis Database or the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses register if you have access.
To prove this hypothesis, my research will study Wiki use in SMEs and build a model of what cultural factors play a part in their uptake and success.
06 November 2008
A few people lately have asked about my Master's research project and I realised that while I talk about it a lot I haven't really posted what I am up to, so for anyone who is interested, I would summarise it this way: