Developing a theoretical model on knowledge sharing behaviour in e-communities: integrating the economics, social psychology and social ecology perspectives Online publication date: Thu, 24-Nov-2011
by Szu-Yuan Sun; Meng-Hsiang Hsu; Chang-Yao Wu
International Journal of Business and Systems Research (IJBSR), Vol. 6, No. 1, 2012
Abstract: Virtual community was designed to organise different communities and getting people involved in creating and sharing knowledge. It was also called e-information exchange system. Bock et al. argued that the research perspectives of knowledge sharing should be classified into economics, social psychology and sociology perspectives. We present a conceptual framework based on economic, social psychology and social ecology perspective and propose a set of propositions for knowledge sharing in virtual community. Finally, we introduce punctuated equilibrium as third theoretical perspective to understand whether the factors affecting knowledge sharing may change with time.
Online publication date: Thu, 24-Nov-2011
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