MATURE Publications on Motivational Issues


Mazarakis, Athanasios
Kann zu viel Nähe schaden? – Revisionen zum split-attention effect
In: Mensch & Computer 2009, Berlin, 2009

Kunzmann, Christine, Schmidt, Andreas, Braun, Volker, Czech, David, Fletschinger, Benjamin, Kohler, Silke, Lüber, Verena
Integrating Motivational Aspects into the Design of Informal Learning Support in Organizations
In: 9th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Technologies, September 2-4, 2009, Graz, Austria, 2009

Abstract Motivational aspects in knowledge management have so far largely been considered from the perspective of designing and implementing incentives that influence the extrinsic motivation of employees to participate, contribute, share etc. This is increasingly considered problematic so that this contribution takes a more holistic viewpoint by analyzing and systematizing barriers that have an impact on the motivation to engage in knowledge maturing activities. Based on an ethnographic study and targeted semi-structured interviews, a model is presented that decomposes the motivational aspects. Furthermore, it is presented how motivational aspects can be incorporated into the design of learning support systems.


Jarodzka, Halszka M., Grebner, Olaf, Riss, Uwe V., Ong, Ernie
Motivate users to construct collective knowledge via IT - A psychological view on pattern-based task management
In: Gronau, Norbert (eds.): 4th Conference on Professional Knowledge Management - Experiences and Visions -, March 28. - 30. 2007, Potsdam, Germany, GITO Verlag Berlin, 2007

Abstract Collective knowledge construction is often inhibited by motivational barriers. In this paper we present pattern-based task management (PBTM) as a system to construct collective knowledge and show ways how to foster motivation. We present the motivational structure of the knowledge sharing situation as a social dilemma which feeds free-riding. To avoid this, we concentrate on ways to overcome the dilemma from a psychological perspective by presenting concrete suggestions on increasing users' motivation to actively participate in PBTM. The goal is to foster collective knowledge con-struction as a social process.


Riss, Uwe, Cress, Ulrike, Kimmerle, J., Martin, S.
Knowledge sharing: From experiment to application
In: Proceedings of KMAC2006, The Third Knowledge Management Aston Conference, Operational Research Society, 2006, pp. 121-133