Department of Business Administration, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Studies concerning intra-organizational network was found very interesting since each research shared different findings. Factors such as timing, place, unit of analysis and methodology caused the results differs one another. This study used theory of friendship in addressing network phenomenon. After carefully analyzing several research report from 90’s to early 2000 we come into conclusion the existence of knowledge-based network. The knowledge perspective found to have better explanation in examining long run network performance. By holding this as true and valid findings, we proposed to replace broker position to knowledge mediator, and change the position of producer, supplier, distributor and customer to the open source format. The research enclosed with proposing four basic quadrants that suitable for knowledge-based network structure.
Keywords: intra organizational; learning; network structure; investment based; knowledge based