Managing Knowledge Networks

  title={Managing Knowledge Networks},
  author={Noshir S. Contractor and Peter R. Monge},
  journal={Management Communication Quarterly},
  pages={249 - 258}
Procure, persist, perish: communication tie dynamics in a disrupted task environment
Each combination of these dynamic network processes in a task-oriented organization using recent methodological advances and a novel data framework is examined to examine each combination of tie formation and tie sustainment.
Cognition and communication: situational awareness and tie preservation in disrupted task environments
Examination of the relationship between situational awareness (SA) and the propensity to sustain or dissolve preexisting communication channels during 10 disruptive events experienced sequentially by a large, multifaceted military organization during a 2-week training exercise suggests that over successive disruptions, the benefits of information provided by communication channels within interdependent, role-specialized organizations begin to outweigh the costs of sustaining those channels.
Decentralized vs. Distributed Organization: Blockchain, Machine Learning and the Future of the Digital Platform
It is argued that blockchain enables platforms that are both decentralized and distributed ( e.g. Bitcoin), whereas machine learning fosters centralized communications and the concentration of decision-making (e.g., Facebook Inc.).
How does the Government of Indonesia empower SMEs? An analysis of the social cognition found in newspapers
This study aims to acknowledge that most Indonesian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) experience slow growth. It highlighted that this sluggishness is because of some falsification of Indonesia’s
Networked dynamics of knowledge integration in strategic spatial planning processes: a social network approach
The empirical study uses detailed longitudinal data of a four-year statutory planning process in the Nordic context to provide a methodological contribution for understanding knowledge integration in planning with visual–analytical methods and actor-relational criteria.
Team Member’s Centrality, Cohesion, Conflict, and Performance in Multi-University Geographically Distributed Project Teams
It was shown that individuals, who are less central in the network and report higher levels of team cohesion, performed better in distributed teams over time, suggesting that team conflict emphasizes a different but related aspect of how individuals view their experience with the team process.
A Dynamic Network Model of the Successor’s Knowledge Construction From the Resource- and Knowledge-Based View of the Family Firm
The article initially addresses the concept of familiness and its connection with the succession process in the family firm to emphasize the relevance of the successor’s knowledge. Then, a model is


Computer Networks As Social Networks
The proliferation of computer networks has facilitated a deemphasis on group solidarities at work and in the community and afforded a turn to networked societies that are loosely bounded and sparsely knit.
Reconfiguring Community Networks: The Case of PrairieKNOW
The methodology of asset mapping and the development and deployment of a tool called PrairieKNOW (Prairie Knowledge Networks On the Web) in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois' Prairienet community network are described.
IKNOW: A Tool to Assist and Study the Creation, Maintenance, and Dissolution of Knowledge Networks
A new generation of software called "collaborative filters" or "communityware" can be used to make visible the work communities' virtual social structure and provide the researcher with an opportunity to unobtrusively and reliably study the influence of communityware on the co-evolution of knowledge networks.
Connective and Communal Public Goods in Interactive Communication Systems
This paper extends theories of public goods to interactive communication systems. Two key public communication goods are identified. Connectivity provides point-to-point communication, and
Attitudes toward New Organizational Technology: Network Proximity as a Mechanism for Social Information Processing.
We thank the organizational respondents for their patience and insights and Dr. Lynne Markus for her role in initiating the larger research project. We thank David Krackhardt, Bill Stevenson, Howard
Homophily in voluntary organizations: Status distance and the composition of face-to-face groups.
Recent work on the organized sources of network ties and on the social structural determinants of association are synthesized to produce several hypotheses about homophily. These hypotheses are
Social Contagion and Innovation: Cohesion versus Structural Equivalence
  • R. Burt
  • Economics
    American Journal of Sociology
  • 1987
Two classes of network models are used to reanalyze a sociological classic often cited as evidence of social contagion in the diffusion of technological innovation: Medical Innovation. Debate between