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Efficient P2P Knowledge Sharing: Performances and Incentives

Efficient P2P Knowledge Sharing: Performances and Incentives
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Author(s): Yung-Ming Li (National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan) and Yung-Shao Yeh (National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 5
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch039
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378

Abstract

In this paper, we address the performance issue of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) knowledge sharing community based on two indices: the knowledge variety and the knowledge transfer. For each performance index, we examine Nash equilibrium and social equilibrium of knowledge contribution. While under-provision of knowledge contribution is a common phenomenon, the equilibrium results drawn from each criterion are significantly dissimilar. Results reveal the condition for the social optimality to sustain. Thus, in order to enhance performance of knowledge sharing, incentive mechanisms are presented to realizing an efficient knowledge sharing community.

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