Trusted Physicians’ Virtual Social Capital Facilitates Decision-Making during Knowledge Sharing
Anjum Razzaque1, Abdalmuttaleb Musleh Al-Sartawi2, Allam Hamdan3, Mukhtar Al-Hashimi4
1Anjum Razzaque, Chairperson , Department of Management Information Systems, Ahlia University, Manama, Bahrain.
2Abdalmuttaleb Musleh Al-Sartawi, Chairperson , Department of , Accounting and Economics (Ahlia University). Manama, Bahrain.
3Allam Hamdan, Professor and Dean of College of Business and Finance, Ahlia University. Manama, Bahrain.
4Mukhtar Al-Hashimi, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Ahlia University. Manama, Bahrain.

Manuscript received on November 20, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 28, 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 November, 2019. | PP: 6557-6561 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D8133118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D8133.118419

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Abstract: Physicians prefer virtually participating by sharingknowledge for making informed decisions: a theory with scantevidence. This study proposes a model which assesses the effect of physician Social Capital, via the Social Capital Theory (SCT)’s (identification, socialinteractionties, and shared language), on knowledge sharing when moderatedby trust,for decision-making; to assure that knowledge management tools like physicians’ virtual communities certainly affect the current healthcare research topic: medical decision making. Theoretical and practical implications are also discussed.
Keywords: Medical Decision-Making Quality; Knowledge Sharing Quality; Social Capital Theory; Virtual Community; Knowledge Management. Paper Type: Research paper.
Scope of the Article: Community Information Systems.