Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1109/TPC.2011.2121830
Title: The influence of sociotechnological mechanisms on individual motivation toward knowledge contribution in problem-solving virtual communities
Authors: Yu, J.
Jiang, Z. 
Chan, H.C. 
Keywords: Expectancy-value theory
functional approach
mechanisms of virtual community
problem-solving virtual community (PSVC)
second-order factor model
Issue Date: 2011
Source: Yu, J.,Jiang, Z.,Chan, H.C. (2011). The influence of sociotechnological mechanisms on individual motivation toward knowledge contribution in problem-solving virtual communities. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication 54 (2) : 152-167. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1109/TPC.2011.2121830
Abstract: Knowledge contribution in virtual communities is an important issue in the field of knowledge management. Based on Ames's theoretical framework on motivation, we propose a model for knowledge contribution in problem-solving virtual communities (PSVCs). The model includes two second-order individual motivations, with four major mechanisms in PSVCs that are associated with these motivations. Results confirm that only egoistic motives affect members' knowledge contribution in PSVCs. Further, knowledge repository and social identity are found to be important mechanisms for promoting knowledge contribution through egoistic motives. This paper concludes with theoretical and practical implications and provides insights for future research. © 2011 IEEE.
Source Title: IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/42483
ISSN: 03611434
DOI: 10.1109/TPC.2011.2121830
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