Social capital and individual motivations on knowledge sharing: Participant involvement as a moderator

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635 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)

摘要

The Internet is a communication channel that allows individuals to share information and knowledge. However, it is not obvious why individuals share knowledge with strangers for no apparent benefit. What are the critical factors influencing such behavior? To attempt to understand this paradox, we combined the theories of social capital and individual motivation to investigate the factors influencing knowledge sharing behavior in a virtual community, applying a participant involvement concept to analyze the moderating effects of individual motivation on knowledge sharing behavior. By analyzing the results of a survey using a questionnaire, we found that altruism, identification, reciprocity, and shared language had a significant and positive effect on knowledge sharing. Reputation, social interaction, and trust had positive effects on the quality, but not the quantity, of shared knowledge. Participant involvement had a moderating effect on the relationship of altruism and the quantity of shared knowledge. Theoretical and managerial implications are discussed. Crown

原文English
頁(從 - 到)9-18
頁數10
期刊Information and Management
48
發行號1
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2011 1月 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 管理資訊系統
  • 資訊系統
  • 資訊系統與管理

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