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    • ISSN: 2382-6185
    • Frequency: Quarterly (2015-2016); semiyearly (Since 2017)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJKE
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Chen-Huei Chou
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nina Lee
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Chen-Huei Chou
College of Charleston, SC, USA
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJKE. I will do my best to help develop this journal better.
IJKE 2016 Vol.2(4): 153-157 ISSN: 2382-6185
doi: 10.18178/ijke.2016.2.4.071

The Influence Factors of Knowledge Usage in Online Informal Community of Practice

Atchima Manthon
Abstract—The key problem of informal community of practice is -there is a lot of shared knowledge, but the use of shared knowledge seems limited. If informal communities of practice can increase the amount of knowledge usage, it will become more valuable. This research aims to identify factors that encourage members of informal community of practice to use shared knowledge. A single case of Blueplanet community of practice in pantip.com is used for this research. The primary data collection is message analysis. The preliminary result, factors that encourage members of informal community of practice to use shared knowledge are personal factors (communication capabilities, and social capability), trust factors (personal trust, and group trust), and content factors (value and relevancy, and picture presentation). To enhancing the understanding of this phenomenal, this study propose new theoretical point of view that integrate factors that can encourage members of informal community of practice to use the shared knowledge.

Index Terms—Knowledge usage factors, online community of practice, knowledge management.

Atchima Manthon is with the Department of Information Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Valaya Alongkorn Rajabhat University under the Royal Patronage, Thailand (e-mail: atchima@ vru.ac.th).

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Cite: Atchima Manthon, "The Influence Factors of Knowledge Usage in Online Informal Community of Practice," International Journal of Knowledge Engineering vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 153-157, 2016.

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