Social brokerage behind knowledge sharing

Fang Ling Lin, Guey-Fa Chiou

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Abstract

This study explored the implicit brokerage positions of social network behind knowledge sharing and demonstrated applicability to researches of community of practices. A concept of knowledge brokerage was proposed on the basis of the theory of social brokerage, and hypotheses were developed to verify the relational properties of brokerage opportunities. Social network analysis (SNA) was applied to conduct the egocentric network surveys and related analyses. Several new ways of evaluating the performance of knowledge sharing have been developed. The results verified the usability of brokerage as indicators of knowledge sharing. The results also can reveal efficiencies and deficiencies in knowledge dissemination among members of communities. These findings hold relevance for studies on the information technology practices of other professionals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2011 International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2011
Pages605-610
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Sep 19
Event2011 International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2011 - Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Duration: 2011 Jul 252011 Jul 27

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2011 International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2011

Other

Other2011 International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2011
CountryTaiwan
CityKaohsiung
Period11/7/2511/7/27

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Keywords

  • Community of practice
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Social brokerage
  • Social network analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Lin, F. L., & Chiou, G-F. (2011). Social brokerage behind knowledge sharing. In Proceedings - 2011 International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2011 (pp. 605-610). [5992644] (Proceedings - 2011 International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2011). https://doi.org/10.1109/ASONAM.2011.35