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The role of dyadic social capital in enhancing collaborative knowledge creation

Jing Tu

Journal of Informetrics, 2020, vol. 14, issue 2

Abstract: Despite general agreement on the importance of social capital in individual knowledge creation, little is known concerning the role of dyadic social capital in collaborative knowledge creation. This study proposes a classification of dyadic social capital using two-dimensional matrix and investigates their roles in enhancing collaborative knowledge creation. It is found that the dyads who have strong dyadic tie strength while taking advantage of their dyadic bridging social capitals both in the ego network and global network come up with more high-impact knowledge. This study also challenges the statement that an inverted U-shaped relationship between dyadic tie strength and knowledge creation found in previous literatures, and indicates dyadic structure hole serving as effective moderating effect makes the quadratic effect disappear and catalyzes the strength of strong tie.

Keywords: Collaborative knowledge creation; Dyadic social capital; Bonding versus bridging; Social network (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1016/j.joi.2020.101034

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