Knowledge sharing is a process where units influence each other to create new knowledge. It has a connection with absorptive capacity, a skill that allows the company to identify external knowledge, assimilate and apply it, but it's not clear in the literature how this relationship happens. An antecedent of knowledge sharing and absorptive capacity is goal orientation, which can be learning or performance goals. These goals exist in agile methodologies, which aim to foster team learning while delivering better quality software. This work intends to establish the relationship between knowledge sharing, absorptive capacity and goal orientation in the context of agile teams, which was done with a systematic literature review. As a result, six propositions have been established on the relationship of the constructs in the context of agile teams, with which managers can identify team orientation and create action plans for knowledge strategies.
Balle, Andrea Raymundo; Oliveira, Mirian; and Curado, Carla, "Relationship between Goal Orientation, Knowledge Sharing and Absorptive Capacity in Agile Teams" (2017). CAPSI 2017 Proceedings. 11.