Tian, Y., Lau, L.M.S. and Dew, P.M. (2004) Importance of mutual benefits in online knowledge sharing communities. In: Remenyi, D., (ed.) Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Knowledge Management. Academic Conferences International , pp. 823-831. ISBN 0954709659
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The sustainability of knowledge sharing e-communities is a major issue at present. A hypothesis was proposed at the outset in the paper that the provision of mutual benefits among participants will lead to positive participation. Drawing from the economic and social theories, a framework for analysis was developed and tested in an empirical study. The preliminary results demonstrated a direct relationship between mutual benefits and the level of participation, and hence supported the hypothesis.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Keywords:||Knowledge sharing, mutual benefits, e-communities, virtual knowledge sharing environment|
|Institution:||The University of Leeds|
|Academic Units:||The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Computing (Leeds)|
|Depositing User:||Repository Officer|
|Date Deposited:||15 Dec 2006|
|Last Modified:||04 Jun 2014 18:28|
|Publisher:||Academic Conferences International|