Employees’ participation in electronic networks of practice within a corporate group: perceived benefits and costs

Mohammad Sedighi, Stephan Lukosch, Sander van Splunter, Frances Brazier, Mohsen Hamedi, Cees van Beers

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Abstract

This paper explores benefits and costs of knowledge exchange perceived by individuals in connected electronic networks of practice (ENoP) in a corporate setting. The results of 25 semi-structured interviews show 9 perceived benefits and 5 perceived costs to be of importance for knowledge exchange. Altruism and reciprocity are the two main perceived benefits from the knowledge providers’ perspective; problem solving is the main perceived benefit from the knowledge seekers’ perspective. Five perceived costs are identified for both knowledge seekers and knowledge providers; time and effort are the most frequently cited.
Original languageEnglish
JournalKnowledge Management Research & Practice
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Knowledge exchange
  • Electronic networks of practice
  • Perceived benefit
  • Perceived cost
  • Corporate group
  • OA-Fund TU Delft

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