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|Title:||Knowledge contribution in problem solving virtual communities: The mediating role of individual motivations|
|Authors:||Yu, J. |
Functional motivation theory
|Citation:||Yu, J.,Jiang, Z.,Chan, H.C. (2007). Knowledge contribution in problem solving virtual communities: The mediating role of individual motivations. Proceedings of the 2007 ACM SIGMIS Computer Personnel Research Conference: The Global Information Technology Workforce, SIGMIS-CPR 2007 2007 : 144-152. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1145/1235000.1235034|
|Abstract:||Increasing knowledge contribution in problem solving virtual communities (PSVCs) is a long-pursued question in the knowledge management arena for both researchers and practitioners. In view of various mechanisms developed in hopes of encouraging more active participations, we proposed a motivational model for PSVC contributions. Drawn on functional motivation theory and expectancy-value theory, we highlight the mediating role of individual motivations in the relationships between characteristics of PSVCs and knowledge contribution intention. By taking both self-interest and public-good perspectives, we identify eight individual motivations to knowledge contribution in the context of PSVCs. They are active learning, self-enhancement, reciprocity, reputation, enjoyment of helping others, self-protection, moral obligation and advancement of virtual community motive. Besides, we also identify four major mechanisms in PSVCs that are associated with members' motivations: codification, identity management, virtual community norms and communication methods. Copyright 2007 ACM.|
|Source Title:||Proceedings of the 2007 ACM SIGMIS Computer Personnel Research Conference: The Global Information Technology Workforce, SIGMIS-CPR 2007|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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