Nanchang, China May 22 - 24, 2009

Nanchang, China May 22 - 24, 2009

WISA 2009

WISA 2009

Second International Symposium on

Web Information Systems and Applications

Second International Symposium on

Web Information Systems and Applications

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Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Web Information Systems and Applications (WISA 2009)

Nanchang, China, May 22-24, 2009

Editors: Fei Yu, Jiexian Zeng, and Guangxue Yue

AP Catalog Number: AP-PROC-CS-09CN001

ISBN: 978-952-5726-00-8 (Print), 978-952-5726-01-5 (CD-ROM)

Page(s): 355-358

Study on the Influence Mechanism of Social Capital to Informal Knowledge Transfer among Individuals

Zhihong Li, Tao Zhu

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Abstract

Informal knowledge transfer among individuals is a crucial section of organization knowledge management. Informal knowledge transfer among individuals exists in the social relationships. After summarizing the theories of knowledge management, this paper proposed that knowledge transfer opportunities, motives and capacity are the decisive influential factors to informal knowledge transfer among individuals. Based on the theoretical perspective of social capital, and integrating the essential ideology of social network theory, this paper constructed a theoretical model to make a study about the influence mechanisms of social capital to informal knowledge transfer among individuals, and elaborated separately that how to improve effectively informal knowledge transfer among individuals to enhance organization performance from the three dimensions of social capital.

Index Terms

social capital; knowledge transfer; informal knowledge; informal knowledge transfer among individuals; organization performance

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