Mutual choices of knowledge sharing in social networks

J. D. Wang, T. H. Yim-Teo, K. T. Yeo

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Abstract

Utilizing secondary data, this paper analyzes the mutual-choice social networks for single-loop and double-loop knowledge benefits. Two interesting results are presented. First, we observe that mutual-choice social networks show obvious cluster phenomenon, which are different from one-sided relations shown in original graphs. Mutual-choice relationships require bilateral content of two involved agents; therefore similarity (e.g. the period in the firm) between members partly increases the likelihood of forming the links within the groups. A second finding presents that the amount of mutual-choice networks reduces sharply when knowledge benefits develop from single-loop to double-loop level. High requirements of maintaining relationships for double-loop benefits may limit the quantity, but improve the quality of links. The research contributes to theory on knowledge management and social network analysis by investigating symmetric dyadic relationships of knowledge sharing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages471-475
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventProceedings - 2004 IEEE International Engineering Management Conference: Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development, IEMC 2004 - , Singapore
Duration: 2004 Oct 182004 Oct 21

Other

OtherProceedings - 2004 IEEE International Engineering Management Conference: Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development, IEMC 2004
CountrySingapore
Period04-10-1804-10-21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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