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Collective knowledge construction: a socio-cognitive approach

Mandana Farzaneh (Graduate School of Management and Economics, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran)
Gholamhossein Mehralian (Department of Pharma Management, School of Pharmacy, Shaheed Beheshti Medical University, Tehran, Iran)
Mohammad Taghi Isaai (Graduate School of Management and Economics, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran)

VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems

ISSN: 2059-5891

Article publication date: 10 June 2020

Issue publication date: 30 July 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to use correlation analysis to understand how knowledge structure, task structure and collaboration affect collective knowledge (CK) by the mediating mechanism of communication.

Design/methodology/approach

Drawing on an existing gap in the literature related to CK, a research model with five hypotheses is proposed. The hypotheses were analyzed based on data collected from 114 work-team practitioners using structural equation modeling.

Findings

The results indicate that communication, knowledge structure, task structure and collaboration significantly contribute to CK and that communication partially mediates the impact of these constructs on CK.

Originality/value

The value of the current research is in its contribution to the understanding of CK formation.

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Citation

Farzaneh, M., Mehralian, G. and Isaai, M.T. (2021), "Collective knowledge construction: a socio-cognitive approach", VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems, Vol. 51 No. 4, pp. 573-591. https://doi.org/10.1108/VJIKMS-11-2019-0186

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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