Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/100023
Title: Reuse of knowledge assets from repositories : a mixed methods study
Authors: Boh, Wai Fong
Keywords: DRNTU::Business::Information technology
Issue Date: 2008
Source: Boh, W. F. (2008). Reuse of knowledge assets from repositories: A mixed methods study. Information & Management, 45(6), 365-375.
Series/Report no.: Information & management
Abstract: Reuse of information retrieved from an electronic knowledge repository and how this complements person-to-person interactions are poorly understood. I developed a research model that examined factors influencing how individuals benefit from reuse of knowledge assets. Using a mixed method approach, two empirical studies were conducted to test the model. The results showed that two key factors helped users to overcome difficulties in reusing knowledge assets: seeking assistance from and sharing a common perspective with the author of the asset. The study explains when and how individuals receive benefits from knowledge reuse. When individuals reuse complex knowledge assets in domains with which they are unfamiliar, they apparently gain more benefit by contacting the author; sharing a common perspective with the author also facilitates asset reuse. Thus both electronic repositories and person-to-person interaction mechanisms complement one another in facilitating knowledge sharing.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/100023
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/17995
ISSN: 0378-7206
DOI: 10.1016/j.im.2008.06.001
Rights: © 2008 Elsevier. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Information & Management, Elsevier. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.im.2008.06.001].
Fulltext Permission: open
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:NBS Journal Articles

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Boh (2007) Reuse of knowledge assets from repositories_Accepted.pdf382.63 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail
View/Open

SCOPUSTM   
Citations 5

40
Updated on Mar 6, 2021

PublonsTM
Citations 10

29
Updated on Mar 8, 2021

Page view(s) 5

1,010
Updated on May 14, 2021

Download(s) 5

577
Updated on May 14, 2021

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Plumx

Items in DR-NTU are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.