Social capital and individual motivations on knowledge sharing: Participant involvement as a moderator

@article{Chang2011SocialCA,
  title={Social capital and individual motivations on knowledge sharing: Participant involvement as a moderator},
  author={Hsin Hsin Chang and Shuang-Shii Chuang},
  journal={Information & Management},
  year={2011},
  volume={48},
  pages={9-18}
}
The Internet is a communication channel that allows individuals to share information and knowledge. However, it is not obvious why individuals share knowledge with strangers for no apparent benefit. What are the critical factors influencing such behavior? To attempt to understand this paradox, we combined the theories of social capital and individual motivation to investigate the factors influencing knowledge sharing behavior in a virtual community, applying a participant involvement concept to… CONTINUE READING
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