The mediating role of sense of virtual community
作者: Hsin Hsin ChangPei-Hsuan HsiehChen Su Fu
作者单位: 1Department of Business Administration, National Cheng Kung University , Tainan, Taiwan
2Institute of Information Management, National Cheng Kung University , Tainan, Taiwan
刊名: Online Information Review, 2016, Vol.40 (7), pp.882-899
来源数据库: Emerald Journal
DOI: 10.1108/OIR-09-2015-0304
关键词: Sense of virtual communitySocial capitalCollective actionKnowledge contribution
原始语种摘要: Purpose(#br)The purpose of this paper is to provide a comprehensive model to illustrate the mediating role of sense of virtual community (SOVC) in virtual communities of practices (VCoPs). The interrelations between social capital and collective action in terms of knowledge contribution in the VCoP context are also examined. (#br)Design/methodology/approach(#br)A total of 253 members from the Zclub and Jorsindo, responded to the survey. PLS-SEM path modeling was used to analyze survey data. (#br)Findings(#br)Members’ structural capital and cognitive capital both positively and significantly influence members’ SOVC, and, in turn, their SOVC influences relational capital. (#br)Research limitations/implications(#br)The study linked two theories, namely, social capital and theory of...
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