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›› 2010, Vol. 18 ›› Issue (6): 1011-1017.

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A Review of Networking Behavior

WU Jing-Shan;WANG Cai-Kang   

  1. Center for Studies of Psychological Application, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510631, China
  • Received:2009-10-22 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2010-06-15 Published:2010-06-15
  • Contact: WANG Cai-Kang

Abstract: Networking behavior refers to a wide array of behaviors, taken by individuals to develop and maintain informal relationships with others who possess the (potential) benefit to their work or career. Research indicated that demographic background, personality differences (e.g. work motivation) and environmental factors (e.g. career safety) were significant predictors of networking behavior; it also suggested that networking behavior brought profits both to individual (e.g. career success) and organization (e.g. organizational performance). Future research on networking behavior should work further on improving its measurement, expanding related research, developing training courses, and assessing its costs and profits.

Key words: networking behavior, network, career success