Publication Details

Van Der Meer, R. A., Torlina, L. & Mustard, J. (2011). Knowledge sharing through virtual layers in regional sustainable development networks. PACIS 2011 Proceedings (pp. 1-13). Queensland: Queensland University of Technology.


Our research examines how the organisational structure facilitates knowledge sharing within the group. This case study examines a Victorian regional sustainable group using interviews and social network analysis to identify the group's organisational structure and its effect on knowledge sharing between the members. Our findings indicate that while the mixed membership, lack of hierarchy and layered structure are complex, these elements work together to provide members with a rich body of knowledge. The diversity and differences in membership are complimentary and combined can provide a more in-depth understanding of the regional sustainable development issues.