Knowledge-sourcing of R&D workers in different job positions: Contextualising external personal knowledge networks
AbstractThis paper systematically examines the role of external personal knowledge networks vis-à-vis alternative sources of work-related knowledge. Specific hypotheses on whether the importance of external personal networks varies for job positions, knowledge functions and sources of competitiveness are examined. The study is based on a survey and interviews with 105 R&D workers in 46 information technology (IT) firms in the Greater Cambridge Region (UK).
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Volume (Year): 42 (2013)
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Knowledge sourcing; Personal networks; Knowledge networks; Inter-organisational networks; Clusters; R&D;
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