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An empirical study on the impact of platform environmental factors on knowledge sharing in virtual communities

Xie Renqiang and Zhang Wende

Technology in Society, 2022, vol. 71, issue C

Abstract: In the knowledge economy era, the effective acquisition and application of knowledge has become a key element for enterprises to obtain a competitive advantage. The rapid development of the Internet has spawned a large number of virtual communities, providing a convenient channel for organizations and individuals to share knowledge. However, while virtual communities provide users with knowledge-sharing channels, there is also a common phenomenon that users' participation enthusiasm is not high. The social cognitive theory emphasizes the important influence of environmental factors on the development of things.

Keywords: Platform environment; Virtual communities; Knowledge sharing; Influencing factors; Structural equation model (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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DOI: 10.1016/j.techsoc.2022.102094

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