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The effect of in/out group formation and the tie strength on the knowledge transfer and performance

내, 외집단 형성 및 관계강도가 지식이전 및 성과에 미치는 효과

  • Han, Sujin (Department of Business Administration, Hoseo University) ;
  • Kang, Sora (Division of Entrepreneurship, Hoseo University) ;
  • Lee, Jongwon (Division of Entrepreneurship, Hoseo University)
  • Received : 2013.06.13
  • Accepted : 2013.09.06
  • Published : 2013.09.30

Abstract

Knowledge transfer occurs in various social contexts, within individuals and groups, and, thus, is closely linked to social networks in an organization. This paper applies social network theory and social identity theory to knowledge management area. The subject of this study was organization members who transfer their knowledge. 296 questionnaires were collected and analyzed. The results are as follows. First, in-group and out-group's tie strength have a significant effect on knowledge transfer. Second, the study shows that the knowledge transfer influences positively individual, team and organizational performance. Lastly, the study verifies that the applied knowledge has a moderating effect on the relationship of the in-group's tie strength and knowledge transfer.

Keywords

In-group;Knowledge Transfer;Out-group;Tacit Knowledge;Tie Strength

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국연구재단

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