Title

The Influence of Collaborative Technology Knowledge on Advice Network Structures

Publication Date

12-1-2010

Abstract

This research describes an experiment designed to understand how an individual's knowledge concerning task-critical technologies influences the structure of their advice network relationships. The results indicate that an individual's technology knowledge leads them to become more central depending on the type of technology, their formal group structure, and task uncertainty. These results contribute to the theory on advice networks by demonstrating how individual knowledge, task uncertainty, and group departmentation influence the evolution of an advice network structure. It suggests that managers should make informed decisions about the formal group structuring and technology training which can improve their employee's advice networks.

Publication Title

Decision Support Systems

Volume

50

Issue

1

First Page

140

Last Page

151

DOI

10.1016/j.dss.2010.07.010

Version

pre-print, post-print

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