USING WEB 2.0 TO SHARE KNOWLEDGE OF CONSTRUCTION SAFETY: THE FABLE OF ECONOMIC ANIMALS

Authors


Rita Yi Man Li is a lecturer at the Department of Economics and Finance, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, Hong Kong (ritarecl@yahoo.com.hk).

Sun Wah Poon is an Associate Professor at the Department of Real Estate and Construction, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (swpoon@hkucc.hku.hk)

Abstract

Gone are the days when knowledge sharing depended solely on face-to-face meetings. With the help of Web 2.0, rapid and dynamic cross-border knowledge sharing among construction safety researchers has become possible. Nevertheless, empirical observation has shown that researchers are falling behind the curve. Generally speaking, there are two major types of motivations: intrinsic and extrinsic. Introducing extrinsic motivators on top of intrinsic motivators can produce better results than relying solely on intrinsic motivation.

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