Category Archives: Knowledge sharing

How social media networking can be used effectively to foster knowledge sharing

Leaders, consultants, and researchers are increasingly focused on enhancing the adoption of social networking tools to increase knowledge sharing practices and the success rate of organizations. This study was conducted to explore the adoption of social networking applications in public … Continue reading

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Motivation and knowledge sharing

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation on knowledge sharing and the moderating effects of individual demographics, organizational context and cultural context in that relationship. Results revealed that both extrinsic and intrinsic … Continue reading

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Knowledge Sharing over Social Networking Systems

Previous research has focused heavily on community communications as they occur in e.g. communities of practice. Still, as indicated by the concept of networked individualism, contacts are becoming more networked in nature and group membership is transient. The research presented … Continue reading

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Cognitive Load and Knowledge Sharing In Learning Networks

Learning Networks are online social networks designed to support non-formal learning; they are therefore particularly suitable for self-directed learners. In Learning Networks, learners need to acquire knowledge through knowledge sharing with other participants. However, without a support structure, learners have … Continue reading

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Don’t worry, nobody can steal your knowledge

Why do I share my knowledge? Well, actually, I don’t. I could not share my knowledge with you, if I wanted. There is no such thing as knowledge transfer. Data and information can be transferred, but not knowledge. To me, … Continue reading

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On the importance of social capital in knowledge sharing within virtual communities of practice

Read The development of social capital is an important piece towards fostering knowledge sharing in these groups. In other words, a cohesive, functioning community must develop. And members must trust one another. It makes sense, right? Social capital can bridge … Continue reading

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Knowledge Management: Complexity, Learning & Sustainable Innovation

Read This book provides an introduction to the study of knowledge management (KM). A brief history of knowledge management concepts is outlined, noting that much of knowledge management existed before the actual term came into popular use. The multidisciplinary roots … Continue reading

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Social capital and political bias in knowledge sharing

The benefits of social capital for the sharing of knowledge are frequently emphasized in the literature. However, a few authors have also begun to draw our attention towards the drawbacks of social capital for the working of organizations. In particular, … Continue reading

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Action research in developing knowledge networks

Read This paper describes the experiences of the Eastern Head Injury Study in creating a strategic regional head injury service framework using a collaborative action research methodology. The types of data, information and knowledge required to develop and support such … Continue reading

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