Social network analysis (SNA) is being increasingly deployed as an instrument to plot knowledge and
expertise as well as to confirm the character of connections in informal networks within organisations.
This study investigated how the integration of networking into KM can produce significant
advantages for organisations. The aim of the research was to examine how the interactions between
SNA, Communities of Practice (CoPs) and knowledge maps could potentially influence knowledge
networks. The researchers endeavour to illustrate via this question that cultivating synergies between
SNA, CoPs and knowledge maps will enable organisations to produce stronger knowledge networks
and ultimately increase their social capital. This article intends to present a process map that can be
useful when an organisation wants to positively increase its social capital by examining influencing
interactions between SNA, CoPs and knowledge maps, thereby enhancing the manner in which they
share and create knowledge.
Ramotsoela, Daniel; Abu-Mahfouz, A.M. (Adnan); Hancke, Gerhard P.(MDPI Publishing, 2018-08-01)
The increased use of Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks (IWSN) in a variety of different
applications, including those that involve critical infrastructure, has meant that adequately protecting
these systems has become ...
Delport, Johannes Petrus(University of Pretoria, 2008-09-19)
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Viljoen, N.M. (Nadia); Joubert, Johan W.(Springer, 2018-03)
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