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Research Online is the open access institutional repository for the University of Wollongong. For further information contact the UOW Abstract Our research examines how the organisational structure facilitates knowledge sharing within the group. This case study examines a Victorian regional sustainable group using interviews and social network analysis to(More)
The example of the youth mobile phone market is used for pilot empirical testing of a model of consumers' decision making, based on common features of consumer behaviour in mature markets of information and high technology products. Firstly, we discuss the key properties of mature high technology markets which affect market behaviour and strategies. These(More)
Research has focused on formal and informal groups playing a significant role in organisational knowledge sharing. The concept of the Community of Practice (CoP) has emerged as one such form and has attracted the attention of researchers. This paper reports the initial stages of an ongoing study of an emerging CoP. Specifically, we report the initial stage(More)
Peoples' need to socialise with others and greed for power can be best captured with Aristotle's famous description of human beings as " political animals " / " social animals ". It is interesting to watch how cyber communities, such as Web-based forums and mailing lists, manifest themselves through social interactions and shared values, membership and(More)
In developing a conceptual framework of a community of practice's (CoP) role in organisational KM, this chapter summarises preliminary findings of a long-term action research study. Interventions address CoP identification, group boundaries, trust-related issues, communication, knowledge work and resources. It is argued that these aspects equally need to be(More)
Research Online is the open access institutional repository for the University of Wollongong. For further information contact the UOW Abstract There has been an increasing interest in the use of inter-organisational groups to address regional implications in sustainable development. These groups bring together local knowledge and expertise and span(More)