publication . Thesis . 2017

A Multidisciplinary Study Of Antecedents To Voluntary Knowledge Contribution Within Online Forums

Huo, Qunying;
Open Access English
  • Published: 15 Nov 2017
Abstract
One challenge faced by online forums is the provision of a sustainable supply of contributions of knowledge (Wasco et al., 2009). Previous studies have identified online trust and perceived critical mass as antecedents of online knowledge contributions. However, the dynamic aspects of antecedents are little investigated. Moreover, how the dynamics together impact on members’ willingness to contribute knowledge is an open question to be further investigated.\ud To examine the dynamic antecedents of online knowledge continuance, this thesis seeks to develop a holistic approach through three studies. Drawing on a decomposed theory of planned behaviour (Taylor and T...
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