Asia Pacific Journal of Management

, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 405–421

Does Networking with Colleagues Matter in Enhancing Job Performance?


DOI: 10.1007/s10490-005-4117-9

Cite this article as:
Ng, I. & Chow, I.H. Asia Pacific J Manage (2005) 22: 405. doi:10.1007/s10490-005-4117-9


The present study empirically investigates the link between network properties and job performance using a sample of 121 middle managers from Beijing, China. The primary objective is to examine how characteristics of the person and the job moderate the effects of networks on self-rated performance. This study contributes to the network literature by investigating both the impact of network characteristics in terms of information accessibility and diversity on job performance and the interaction effects of gender, managerial rank, and functional areas of the ego with the network characteristics.


networking information accessibility information diversity colleague rank job performance 

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© Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of BusinessUniversity of VictoriaVictoriaCanada
  2. 2.Department of ManagementThe Chinese University of Hong KongShatin, N. T.Hong Kong

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