An Exploration of Individual Level Tacit Knowledge Integration

  • Dao Cheng Hong
  • Hong Ling
  • Cheng Hong Zhang
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 16)


With the advanced knowledge economy, much attention has been placed on knowledge integration because of human beings’ cognitive limits. As a spread phenomenon, tacit knowledge integration has becoming a hot topic because of the embedness in social activities and interactions. Previous literatures have advocated the direct effect of social networks (SNs) on knowledge integration despite the fact that most social relations eventually lead to the integration action mediating individual intentions. Given this apparent gap, this paper investigates integrative process of tacit knowledge based on social networks and proposes a novel theory of tacit knowledge integration (TKI) drawn on SNs perspective, technology acceptance model (TAM) and theory construction methodology. The explorative study demonstrates several findings.


Social Network Business Ethic Tacit Knowledge Social Network Analysis Technology Acceptance Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dao Cheng Hong
    • 1
  • Hong Ling
    • 2
  • Cheng Hong Zhang
    • 2
  1. 1.Hong Shanghai Key Laboratory of Intelligent Information Processing, School of Computer ScienceFudan UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.School of ManagementFudan UniversityShanghaiChina

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