Understanding researchers' meta-knowledge contribution behavior in research social network : A social capital perspective

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review

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Author(s)

  • Yunhong Xu
  • Jianshan Sun
  • Gang Wang
  • Shanshan Wang
  • Jian Ma

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherPacific Asia Conference on Information Systems
ISBN (Print)9789860491029
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Conference

Title20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2016)
LocationNice Prince Hotel
PlaceTaiwan
CityChiayi
Period27 June - 1 July 2016

Abstract

The rapid proliferation of information technologies especially Web 2.0 techniques have changed how researchers conduct research, especially how they contribute academic knowledge online. Research social network constructed based on Web 2.0 techniques as a particular academic platform helps researchers create and find knowledge easily. Research social network helps researchers to share academic knowledge via tagging it. However, the reasons for researchers' meta-knowledge (knowledge about knowledge, e.g., tags given by researchers to annotate academic knowledge) contribution in research social network context and the extent to which this may differ from traditional knowledge contribution behavior in conventional virtual communities remain largely unexplored. To address this issue, this research use social capital theory to further understand researchers' metaknowledge contribution behavior based on data collected from a particular research social network: CiteULike. The findings provide new perspective to understand researchers' meta-knowledge contribution behavior in research social network.

Research Area(s)

  • Knowledge management, Meta-knowledge contribution, Online academic community, Research social network, Social capital

Citation Format(s)

Understanding researchers' meta-knowledge contribution behavior in research social network : A social capital perspective. / Xu, Yunhong; Sun, Jianshan; Wang, Gang; Wang, Shanshan; Ma, Jian.

Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2016 - Proceedings. Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, 2016.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review