A study on the element of sentiment toward knowledge sharing among knowledge workers in a virtual CoP

Ng, Chuee Leng and Lee, Angela Siew Hoong * and Lim, Tong Ming * (2013) A study on the element of sentiment toward knowledge sharing among knowledge workers in a virtual CoP. Information Management and Business Review, 5 (11). pp. 553-560. ISSN 2220-3796

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Abstract

Ever since the usage of alternative media has grown tremendously, it was seen that the increasing amount of interactive online sites that are categorized as Web 2.0 systems has changed the communication and collaboration among knowledge workers. These systems provide greater interactivity and higher user-generated content. Social networking site is one type of online platforms that allow people to collaborate and communicate through a variety of services for social purposes (Broughton, Higgins, Hicks, & Cox, 2009). These high-flying social networking sites are driving new forms of social interaction, allowing users to intermingle and cooperate with each other in a social media dialogue nowadays by swapping ideas or posting updates and comments. It is crucial to comprehend how social relationships affect the content share between each knowledge worker in a virtual world. This project investigates how work and friend relationships can influence the utilization of social media systems for knowledge sharing. The effect of the element of sentiment among knowledge workers in a virtual Community of Practice (CoP) as they send and receive messages with their peers will be studied in this research. Different forms of emotion from knowledge workers will be investigated in this study in the workplace. A proposed research model will be proposed. A research framework will be outlined and qualitative and quantitative analysis will be used to analyze the research results.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Second and third authors are with the Dept. of Information Systems, Faculty of Science, Sunway University
Uncontrolled Keywords: Community of Practice; Sentiment; Knowledge Sharing; Knowledge Workers; Social network;
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources
Divisions: Sunway University > School of Science and Technology > Dept. Information Systems
Depositing User: Ms. Molly Chuah
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2015 08:28
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2015 08:28
URI: http://eprints.sunway.edu.my/id/eprint/252

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