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Journal of Knowledge Management

ISSN: 1367-3270

Online from: 1997

Subject Area: Information and Knowledge Management

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Knowledge sharing community in P2P network: a study of motivational perspective


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Title:Knowledge sharing community in P2P network: a study of motivational perspective
Author(s):James S.H. Kwok, (James S.H. Kwok is an Assistant Professor (jkwok@ust.hk), Department of Information & Systems Management, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Kowloon, Hong Kong.), S. Gao, (S. Gao is a Ph.D Student (gaosheng@ust.hk), Department of Information & Systems Management, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Kowloon, Hong Kong.)
Citation:James S.H. Kwok, S. Gao, (2004) "Knowledge sharing community in P2P network: a study of motivational perspective", Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 8 Iss: 1, pp.94 - 102
Keywords:Information networks, Motivation (psychology)
Article type:Research Paper
DOI:10.1108/13673270410523934 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Abstract:How to effectively share knowledge within organizations has been given a great deal of attention in practice as well as in research. However, most of current approaches are based on the centralized network structure, e.g. a central knowledge repository, which has been considered inappropriate and ineffective to facilitate the process of knowledge sharing. On the contrary, in this study, we propose the idea of a virtual knowledge sharing community that is based on decentralized P2P technology. In the community, each member plays an equal role of knowledge producing, receiving and coordinating. We believe that decentralized P2P has many distinct advantages in knowledge sharing. Moreover, referring to relevant psychological studies on human motivation, four application features for the virtual knowledge sharing community are further proposed. After being applied, each of the features is believed to have capability of motivating the members of community to share knowledge with each other.



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