The Effectiveness of External Information Channels in Facilitating Innovation Within Software Development Groups
This study of forty-nine software development groups investigated the effectiveness of ten information channels, linking the software groups to potential information resources about new developments in software methodologies, as a means of facilitating software group innovativeness. While the findings suggest that software group innovativeness can be improved by providing appropriate external information channels, this relationship is contingent on a software groups internal environment. The channels most commonly provided by those organizations participating in the study tended to be those least effective in promoting innovation.
|Author||Robert W. Zmud|
|Keywords||software development, software management, information channels, innovation|