Study on factors affecting the intention of knowledge sharing in the electronic network of practice for job examination

온라인 채용시험정보 커뮤니티 내에서 지식공유의도에 영향을 미치는 요인에 관한 연구

  • 전현규 (경희대학교 일반대학원 경영컨설팅학과) ;
  • 김민용 (경희대학교 일반대학원 경영컨설팅학과)
  • Received : 2013.01.25
  • Accepted : 2013.04.06
  • Published : 2013.06.01

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate why people voluntarily contribute knowledge to others, primarily strangers, in the electronic network of practice for job examination expected potential competing. This paper is organized as follows. First, we introduce the electronic network of practice which is the knowledge sharing community for job examination, and discuss the key issues for understanding knowledge sharing in these networks on the basis of individual motivations, relational capital, sense of community, and sense of rivalry to develop a research model for this study. To test the proposed research model, we adopted the survey method for data collection, and examined our hypotheses by applying the multiple regression analysis method to the collected data. Our unit of analysis was the individual. The findings of this study show that the intention of knowledge sharing is influenced by the reputation and the enjoy helping as the factors of individual motivations, by the reciprocity as the factor of relational capital, and by a sense of rivalry as a psychological factor. Lastly, contributions of this study and future research opportunities are also discussed.