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Knowledge Integration: A Public Goods Approach Under Asymmetric Information

Knowledge Integration: A Public Goods Approach Under Asymmetric Information
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Author(s): Yung-Ming Li (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan), Jhih-Hua Jhang-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.ch182
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378


Knowledge integration is one of the keys to e-business which has more competitive advantage than traditional organizations. However, building knowledge management system from technology-oriented and user viewpoint is insufficient. Because of the effect of free-riding, the benefit of knowledge integration can’t be linked to group size in direct proportion. This paper examines how the total effective level of effort persons exert vary with individual belief about knowledge level, group size, and their cost-knowledge level ratios. This study discusses the relation among these factors and proposes solutions to vanish the effect of free-riding under asymmetric information.

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