Social Media and Tacit Knowledge Sharing: Developing a Conceptual Model

Panahi, Sirous, Watson, Jason, & Partridge, Helen (2012) Social Media and Tacit Knowledge Sharing: Developing a Conceptual Model. In World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET), Paris, France, pp. 1095-1102.

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With the advent of social web initiatives, some argued that these new emerging tools might be useful in tacit knowledge sharing through providing interactive and collaborative technologies. However, there is still a poverty of literature to understand how and what might be the contributions of social media in facilitating tacit knowledge sharing. Therefore, this paper is intended to theoretically investigate and map social media concepts and characteristics with tacit knowledge creation and sharing requirements. By conducting a systematic literature review, five major requirements found that need to be present in an environment that involves tacit knowledge sharing. These requirements have been analyzed against social media concepts and characteristics to see how they map together. The results showed that social media have abilities to comply some of the main requirements of tacit knowledge sharing. The relationships have been illustrated in a conceptual framework, suggesting further empirical studies to acknowledge findings of this study.

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ID Code: 50068
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Tacit knowledge, Knowledge sharing, Social media, Web 2.0, Implicit knowledge
ISSN: 2010-376X; 2010-3778
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Library and Information Studies not elsewhere classified (080799)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 The Authors
Deposited On: 02 May 2012 22:25
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 15:30

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