The application of social network analysis to knowledge management

Peter Busch*, Debbie Richards

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Relationships play an important role in tacit knowledge transfer. At the same time, it is difficult to understand the relationships individuals have with one another in the workplace. One technique for doing so is that of Social Network Analysis (SNA). We examine the role that SNA can play in determining whether tacit knowledge is being transferred between personnel. The outcomes from our research suggest that firm size, level of IT usage and meeting type will affect how likely tacit knowledge can be transferred within an organisation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACIS 2005 Proceedings - 16th Australasian Conference on Information Systems
EditorsBruce Campbell, Deborah Bunker, Jim Underwood
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event16th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS - 2005 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 29 Nov 20052 Dec 2005


Other16th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS - 2005

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  • Knowledge flows
  • Social network analysis
  • Tacit knowledge

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