Network Structure and Knowledge Transfer: The Effects of Cohesion and Range

  title={Network Structure and Knowledge Transfer: The Effects of Cohesion and Range},
  author={Ray Reagans and Bill McEvily},
  journal={Administrative Science Quarterly},
  pages={240 - 267}
  • Ray Reagans, Bill McEvily
  • Published 2003
  • Computer Science
  • Administrative Science Quarterly
  • This research considers how different features of informal networks affect knowledge transfer. As a complement to previous research that has emphasized the dyadic tie strength component of informal networks, we focus on how network structure influences the knowledge transfer process. We propose that social cohesion around a relationship affects the willingness and motivation of individuals to invest time, energy, and effort in sharing knowledge with others. We further argue that the network… CONTINUE READING
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