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dc.contributor.authorZhao, Kexin
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Bin
dc.contributor.authorBai, Xue
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-21T18:51:02Z
dc.date.available2019-03-21T18:51:02Z
dc.date.issued2018-12
dc.identifier.citationKexin Zhao, Bin Zhang, Xue Bai (2018) Estimating Contextual Motivating Factors in Virtual Interorganizational Communities of Practice: Peer Effects and Organizational Influences. Information Systems Research 29(4):910-927.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1047-7047
dc.identifier.doi10.1287/isre.2017.0752
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/631958
dc.description.abstractVirtual inter-organizational communities of practice (IOCoPs) enable professionals belonging to different organizations to exchange and share knowledge via computer-mediated interactions. Since knowledge sharing is socially embedded, contextual factors likely play an important role in encouraging individuals’ community participation. Specifically, professionals in IOCoPs are embedded in two different social environments: the virtual community where they interact with online peers and organizations where they utilize their knowledge. Therefore it is important to simultaneously study motivating factors generated from these two different contexts, including peer effects within and organizational influences outside the virtual community. In this research, we apply a novel econometric identification method to analyze a unique dataset collected from a virtual IOCoP in the financial trading sector. We find that, after controlling for individual level characteristics, contextual motivating factors from peers and organizations are influential both quantitatively and qualitatively in determining community participation. Differentiating multiple-level motivating factors across different contexts enables us to shed light on various mechanisms that IOCoPs can apply to engage collective learning and knowledge management across organizations.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherInstitute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © 2018, INFORMSen_US
dc.subjectinter-organizational communities of practiceen_US
dc.subjectpeer effectsen_US
dc.subjectorganizational influencesen_US
dc.subjectmultilevel frameworken_US
dc.titleEstimating Contextual Motivating Factors in Virtual Interorganizational Communities of Practice: Peer Effects and Organizational Influencesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1526-5536
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Eller Coll Management, Dept Management Informat Systen_US
dc.identifier.journalInformation Systems Researchen_US
dc.description.note12 month embargo; published online: 8 Nov 2018en_US
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dc.eprint.versionFinal accepted manuscripten_US


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