Associate Researcher at BIBS Raphael Lissillour published in cooperation with Salomée Ruel from Kedge Business School in France an article in Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal. The paper looks at how social media can be used for informal knowledge sharing in the supply chain, notably in a cultural context where informalization is preferred, such as China.
The article relies on a case study conducted in a manufacturing company in China where ERP implementation failure allowed two social media (WeChat and DingTalk) to play a growing role in the KS within the internal SC. The case study analysis follows the knowledge-based view dimensions: transferability, capacity for aggregation, and appropriability.
Social networks are complementary to formal knowledge management systems, and there is a form of complementarity between personal and corporate social media. Indeed, a social media platform spontaneously used by employees will not have the same characteristics as that shared on a social media platform centrally managed by the company. Thus, managers should not try to suppress the use of alternative social media within their teams as this use contributes to performance.
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