Lead Users as Facilitators of Knowledge Sharing in a Community Setting

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Lead Users as Facilitators of Knowledge Sharing in a Community Setting

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dc.contributor.author Jeppesen, Lars Bo
dc.contributor.author Laursen, Keld
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-20
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-20T08:18:53Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-20T08:18:53Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-20
dc.identifier.isbn 9788778732538
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7870
dc.description.abstract This paper introduces a model of knowledge sharing of lead users located in a public and unrestricted community of users. While existing literature on knowledge sharing focuses on allocation and collaboration processes inside or among companies we extend this to the community level. We then focus on how key agents — lead users — facilitate knowledge sharing in this setting and the features that moderate such sharing. Our results show that lead users are central to search and integration of knowledge from different external sources of relevance to their communities. Inside the community lead users are active in both “giving and taking” knowledge. Further, as users build up experience they tend to give more knowledge, thus suggesting a dynamic pattern of knowledge sharing in which increases in experience make way for important knowledge diffusion processes in the community. en_US
dc.format.extent 25 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.publisher DRUID en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries DRUID Working Paper;07-24
dc.title Lead Users as Facilitators of Knowledge Sharing in a Community Setting en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt09aug20 liga en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort DRUID en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort DRUID en_US
dc.idnumber 9788778732538 en_US
dc.publisher.city Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2007 en_US


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