Tanja Sliskovic (University of Zagreb) előadása: Sharing Values Matters - The Role of Value Homophily in Asking for Advice Among Employees

   2017. november 7.

Mindenkit szeretettel várunk az MTA TK "Lendület" RECENS  hálózati előadás-sorozatának következő alkalmára 2017. november 17-én (kedden), melyen Tanja Sliskovic  (University of Zagreb) tart előadást Sharing Values Matters - The Role of Value Homophily in Asking for Advice Among Employees címmel. Az előadás nyelve angol.

Az előadás megrendezésére az MTA TK "Lendület" RECENS Kutatócsoport tárgyalótermében (MTA Humán Tudományok Kutatóháza, 1097 Budapest, Tóth Kálmán utca 4., T. épület, 1. emelet, 40. szoba) kerül sor 16:00-ás kezdettel.


In this paper we investigate what influences task advice and information seeking among employees. Beyond employee social network structure there is much to be researched in terms of what kind of relationships enable advice seeking and information flow. We use inferential social network analysis (Exponential Random Graph Models) to look into predictors of task advice among employees in a company. We show that perceived value homophily is a predictor of advice seeking, while real value similarity is not. Previous research has indicated that affective and cognitive trust matter when asking for advice or information from co-workers. Still, the role of shared values has not been extensively examined in this sense even though there is plethora of evidence indicating that (value) homophily predicts social tie formation. Our research adds to theories of organizational learning and knowledge dissemination within organizations.