oa South African Journal of Information Management - Computer-mediated communication and knowledge sharing in a South African context

Volume 6 Number 1
  • ISSN : 2078-1865
  • E-ISSN: 1560-683X



This article covers research conducted on communication, knowledge sharing and computer-mediated knowledge sharing, relating to organizations functioning in the South African environment. Research data was collected using an HTML based e-mail questionnaire distributed in an answer-ready format. Results were obtained in an analysis-ready format via e-mail responses, after which the obtained data were analysed, using simplified statistical techniques. Though the results cannot be generalized due to a lack of respondents, they do give an indication of knowledge sharing perceptions in the associated organizations. The results function as an introduction into further research regarding computer-mediated knowledge sharing in the South African context and may be used to engage in further in-depth research into the specific field of computer-mediated knowledge sharing as a sub-section of knowledge management processes.

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