Social Networks and Knowledge Sharing in Communities of Practice: A Developing Societies' Perspective

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Maryam Tabatabaee, Ravishankar Sharma

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This article explores the idea of using social networks for knowledge transfer and sharing in the context of Communities of Practice (CoPs). The current Covid-19 pandemic has made such research crucial to study the benefits of digital platforms. The notion of a knowledge ba and its implementation over a digital platform is a cybernetic one with voluminous prior research.  This article briefly reviews the extant literature on social media and knowledge sharing in order to prescribe a research agenda. The specific research question investigates if and how knowledge sharing can take place across virtual communities and digital platforms to bridge inequalities through growth and development opportunities.

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