Declaration of Conflicts of Interest in Networking Era: Raising the Bar
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Social relations among people are a prehistoric necessity for human life and form personal and professional social networks (SNs) among communities. The necessity for having strong SNs to succeed in business, employment and funding are obvious to all communities. Adler (2013) claims that sixty percent of the job-seekers total time spent looking for a job should be allocated to networking rather than applying directly to job postings. Personal SNs are based on trust, shared principles and mutual attitudes and the relationships in these networks are based on direct contacts with relatives, friends and colleagues. Professional SNs are developed based on formal relationships formed due to professional activities among, stakeholders from the business sectors, academicians, and researchers (Fernández-Péreza et al. 2015).
The surge of online SN provides immense possibilities for groups who have similar interests, activities, backgrounds or connections to develop and consolidate relationships....
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