Collective knowledge construction: a socio-cognitive approach

Farzaneh, M ; Sharif University of Technology | 2020

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1108/VJIKMS-11-2019-0186
  3. Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd , 2020
  4. Abstract:
  5. Purpose: The purpose of this study is to use correlation analysis to understand how knowledge structure, task structure and collaboration affect collective knowledge (CK) by the mediating mechanism of communication. Design/methodology/approach: Drawing on an existing gap in the literature related to CK, a research model with five hypotheses is proposed. The hypotheses were analyzed based on data collected from 114 work-team practitioners using structural equation modeling. Findings: The results indicate that communication, knowledge structure, task structure and collaboration significantly contribute to CK and that communication partially mediates the impact of these constructs on CK. Originality/value: The value of the current research is in its contribution to the understanding of CK formation. © 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited
  6. Keywords:
  7. Collaboration ; Collective knowledge ; Communication ; Knowledge structure ; Task structure ; Information science ; Correlation analysis ; Design/methodology/approach ; Knowledge construction ; Knowledge structures ; Research models ; Socio-cognitive ; Structural equation modeling ; Computer applications
  8. Source: VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems ; 2020
  9. URL: https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/VJIKMS-11-2019-0186/full/html