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The interrelations among the project team’s conduit networks, knowledge network and its performance

By Liang Chen, Guy G. Gable, Anna Wiewiora and Bambang Trigunarsyah


From the perspective of network, a project team’s social capital consists of conduits network, and resource exchange network. Prior research intensively studies the effect of the structure of conduits network on the team’s performance, assuming knowledge transfer is the causal mechanism linking conduits network to performance. This paper attempts to explore the interrelations between conduits network and knowledge network, and further distinguish the different influence between various conduit networks, and hypothesizes that a project team’s knowledge network mediates the effect of various conduit networks on the team’s performance. This research can enrich our knowledge of disparate influence of the various conduit networks on knowledge transfer, and imply some management practices to enhance the organization’s social capital, and hence improve the organization’s performance

Topics: 200101 Communication Studies, 150310 Organisation and Management Theory, project based organizations, conduit network, knowledge network, performance
Publisher: IEEE
Year: 2009
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