Community-based Knowledge Networks: an Australian case study

커뮤니티 기반 지식 네트워크: 호주 사례 연구

  • Bendle, Lawrence J.
  • Received : 2011.05.30
  • Accepted : 2011.06.10
  • Published : 2011.06.01

Abstract

This paper reports on a structural view of a knowledge network comprised of clubs and organisationsexpressly concerned with cultural activities in a regional Australian city. Social network analysis showed an uneven distribution of power, influence, and prominence in the network. The network structure consisted of two modules of vertices clustered around particular categories of creative arts and these modules were linked most frequently by several organisations acting as communication hubs and boundary spanners. The implications of the findings include 'network weaving' for improving the network structure and developing a systemic approach for exploring the structures of social action that form community-based knowledge networks.