Technology and knowledge sharing strategy in systems engineering practice performed by Indonesian expatriate engineers
Systems engineering practice performed by Indonesian expatriate engineers involves intra-project-team cultural diversity. In culturally diverse project teams, one of the key success factors in project performance is technology and knowledge sharing. This paper identifies elements of how technology and knowledge sharing work performed in systems engineering practices is influenced by cross-cultural adaptation in multicultural work environments. We interviewed 18 Indonesian engineers working outside Indonesia in multicultural teams, about the implementation of systems engineering practices in their experience and their knowledge of cross-cultural adaptation. The results indicate three factors that influence the technology and knowledge sharing strategy in culturally diverse project teams: communication; authority perception; and staff development strategy.