Knowledge Flow, Transfer, Sharing, and Exchange

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    The Impact of Digitalisation and Entrepreneurial Networks on Business Strategy Development— a media richness theory approach
    ( 2022-01-04) Orrensalo, Thao ; Ghorbanian Zolbin, Maedeh ; Nikou, Shahrokh
    In the digital-based economy, digitalisation, entrepreneurial networks, and business strategy are three important interdependent components of the entrepreneurship process. Accurate, reliable, and timely information is also vital to the effective decision-making of entrepreneurs. Often, owing to limitations in their resources and capabilities, entrepreneurs rely on their entrepreneurial networks to satisfy their information need. The core objective of this paper is to examine the use of information in business strategy development and assess the role of entrepreneurial networks as information sources. The theoretical lens used in this narrative literature review is media richness theory. The findings of this paper show that entrepreneurial networks significantly influence entrepreneurial success and survival and that access to accurate and timely information enhances business strategy development.
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    Mapping Knowledge Flows in ExploratoryWeb Searches
    ( 2022-01-04) Tibau, Marcelo ; Wolfgand Matsui Siqueira, Sean ; Pereira Nunes, Bernardo
    This paper provides an understanding of the knowledge flow in exploratory Web searches. Based on the Design Science Research epistemology, we represented the information-gathering behaviour and uncovered the knowledge flow of Web searchers as a Knowledge-intensive Process (KiP). By mapping searchers' steps and paths during Web searches, representing their search patterns and decision-making process, it was possible to reveal the knowledge flow and infer the resources more likely to be selected to meet the searchers' information needs. With the help of six teachers, we applied the Think-Aloud method in a scenario where they searched for online (educational) resources on the Web. The application of the Think-Aloud method made knowledge-flow processes explicit throughout Web searches. The results can support new strategies for information retrieval systems and be applied to support expertise exchange and innovation.
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    A Systematic Literature Review on Digital Knowledge Sharing in Higher Education
    ( 2022-01-04) Gebreyohans, Gebremedhin ; Croasdell, Dave ; Meshesha, Million
    Digital knowledge sharing is a common practice around the world. It can be used by Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to maintain education quality. While several studies have been conducted to enable academics to share their knowledge and experiences, there have been few attempts to examine the main motivators of online knowledge sharing in HEI. This research aims to explore the state of the art of knowledge sharing behavior among academics in Higher education to construct a conceptual framework through examining motivators of online knowledge sharing in HEI. To achieve this purpose, a systematic literature review was performed using a variety of journals across several industries, including higher education. A comprehensive literature search did not turn up any articles that explore or test the association between social capital, knowledge sharing, technology, and quality of education improvement in the HEI. Hence, there is a need to conduct further research to improve online knowledge sharing behavior and education quality.
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    Introduction to the Minitrack on Knowledge Flow, Transfer, Sharing, and Exchange
    ( 2022-01-04) Yasuoka, Mika ; Cooper, Lynne ; Nissen, Mark