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Title: Interaction of individual and social antecedents of learning effectiveness: A study in the IT research context
Authors: Kankanhalli, A. 
Pee, L.G.
Tan, G.W. 
Chhatwal, S.
Keywords: Absorptive capacity
knowledge sourcing initiative
learning effectiveness
learning orientation
social capital
Issue Date: 2012
Citation: Kankanhalli, A., Pee, L.G., Tan, G.W., Chhatwal, S. (2012). Interaction of individual and social antecedents of learning effectiveness: A study in the IT research context. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management 59 (1) : 115-128. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Individual learning is key to performance for knowledge-intensive activities such as information technology research. Individuals learning effectiveness is inevitably influenced by both individual differences and the social forces of their surrounding context. While learning can be arduous and the effects of both sets of factors need to be understood to facilitate it, prior studies have typically examined social and individual aspects separately. This study integrates individual factors from the symbolic cognition perspective with social factors from the situated cognition view in a model to explain learning effectiveness. The model was tested through a survey of individual learners working on information technology-related research projects. The findings indicate that the individual factors of knowledge sourcing initiative and learning orientation as well as the social factors of shared understanding and prosharing norms have significant influences on individuals learning effectiveness. Further, network ties and prosharing norms interact with learning orientation and knowledge sourcing initiative, respectively, to influence learning effectiveness. Implications of these findings for research and practice are discussed. © 2006 IEEE.
Source Title: IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
ISSN: 00189391
DOI: 10.1109/TEM.2011.2144988
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