Antecedents of Willingness to Share Information on Enterprise Social Networks

  • Paul LeroyEmail author
  • Capucine Defert
  • Amaury Hocquet
  • Frank Goethals
  • Johan Maes
Part of the Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation book series (LNISO, volume 2)


This chapter identifies four significant antecedents of an employee’s willingness to share information on an online Enterprise Social Network in a knowledge intensive organization. Employees with more tenure show a higher willingness to share information. For management it is important to be aware of the importance of recognizing employees’ contributions on the network and to recognize that being present on the network takes time. Finally, the fact that people who feel less involved in the company show a lower willingness to share information reveals a limitation for the success of the project.


Enterprise social networks Willingness to share information 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Leroy
    • 1
    Email author
  • Capucine Defert
    • 1
  • Amaury Hocquet
    • 1
  • Frank Goethals
    • 1
    • 2
  • Johan Maes
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.IESEG School of Management (LEM-CNRS)LilleFrance
  2. 2.LEM-CNRSLilleFrance

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