The Tacit Dimensions of Collaborative Network Traffic

  • Stephen Doak
  • Dimitris Assimakopoulos
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 243)


We have visualised informal internal and external networks of practicing forensic scientists and now set out to understand how such collaborative networks function. We propose that tacit knowledge acquired through relational mechanisms of social interaction is a major contributor to the functioning of collaborative networks. In our case study on a forensic science community, we examine empirically such tacit knowledge transfer flows at an inter- and intra-organisational collaborative level.


Social Capital Tacit Knowledge Social Network Analysis Forensic Scientist Collaborative Network 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen Doak
    • 1
  • Dimitris Assimakopoulos
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of JusticeForensic Science LaboratoryDublin 8Ireland
  2. 2.Grenoble Ecole de ManagementEuropoleGrenobleFrance

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