► We integrated knowledge sharing factors and knowledge self-efficacy (KSE) into ECT. ► Satisfaction and KSE influenced continuance intention of knowledge sharing. ► KSE and confirmation mediated the relationship between benefits and satisfaction.
This study theorized and validated a model of knowledge sharing continuance in a special type of online community, the online question answering (Q&A) community, in which knowledge exchange is reflected mainly by asking and answering specific questions. We created a model that integrated knowledge sharing factors and knowledge self-efficacy into the expectation confirmation theory. The hypotheses derived from this model were empirically validated using an online survey conducted among users of a famous online Q&A community in China, “Yahoo! Answers China”. The results suggested that users’ intention to continue sharing knowledge (i.e., answering questions) was directly influenced by users’ ex-post feelings as consisting of two dimensions: satisfaction, and knowledge self-efficacy. Based on the obtained results, we also found that knowledge self-efficacy and confirmation mediated the relationship between benefits and satisfaction.
This collection of nine essays focuses on those writings of Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) on literature and language that have a direct relevance to contemporary literary theory, notably his analyses of myth, violence, history, criticism, literature, and mass media.
In an introductory essay, David S. Ferris discusses the problem of history, aura, and resistance in Benjamin s later work and in its reception. Samuel Weber, in a reading of Benjamin s most influential essay, “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, analyzes the status of the image and technology in Benjamin s own terms and in the shadow of Heidegger. Rodolphe Gasché devotes himself to an analysis of Benjamin s dissertation on the German Romantics, providing a valuable guide to a major text that has yet to appear in English translation.