Knowledge transfer and dynamics behavior pattern of network organization (II): Absorptive capacity and disseminative capacity

Fang Cheng Tang*, You Min Xi

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This paper aims to bidirectional interacting between knowledge absorber and disseminator for knowledge in the process of knowledge transfer. The concept of disseminative capacity is proposed in light of the concept of absorptive capacity, to analyze the differences of disseminative capacity among members in network organization. The method of simulations is employed to investigate behavioral dynamics pattern of network organizational structure, emerging from the process of knowledge transferring from two perspectives of stochastic and certain disseminative capacity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-89
Number of pages7
JournalXitong Gongcheng Lilun yu Shijian/System Engineering Theory and Practice
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Absorptive capacity
  • Disseminative capacity
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Network organization

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