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dc.contributor.authorWhelan, Eoin
dc.identifier.citationWhelan, E. (2005) "Knowledge Exchange in Electronic Networks of Practice; Towards a Conceptual Framework", CISC Working Paper No. 20.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe recently developed knowledge-based view of the firm argues that knowledge is the firm's most valuable resource. Within this field of study, informal social networks are rapidly gaining attention as mechanisms which facilitate knowledge flows. Electronic networks of practice are a special case of informal networks where the sharing of practice related knowledge occurs primarily through computer-based communication technologies. However, we know relatively little about the dynamics of knowledge exchange which occur in these electronic networks. This paper posits that there is a relationship between the structural properties of electronic networks of practice and successful knowledge exchange. The theoretical positions of social network theory and the knowledge-based view of the firm are used to support this claim.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCISC Working Papers;20
dc.subjectNetworks of practiceen_US
dc.subjectElectronic communityen_US
dc.subjectSocial networksen_US
dc.subjectCentre for Innovation & Structural Change (CISC)en_US
dc.titleKnowledge Exchange in Electronic Networks of Practice; Towards a Conceptual Frameworken_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US

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