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Factors that impel individuals’ to share knowledge

Okyere-Kwakye, Eugene and Md Nor, Khalil and Ologbo, Andrew (2012) Factors that impel individuals’ to share knowledge. In: Knowledge Management International Conference (KMICe) 2012, 4 – 6 July 2012, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

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To enhance one’s understanding of knowledge sharing, this study is aimed to investigate the factors that trigger individuals’ to share their knowledge.Based on the Social Exchange Theory, we proposed that trust and mutual reciprocity may influence knowledge sharing behaviour of which a research model was developed.In addition, drawing from previous studies, we added another construct i.e., perceived enjoyment to the research model.One hundred and twenty questionnaires were distributed to administrators at one public university in Malaysia. Multiple regression was employed to analyze the data. The results indicate that perceived enjoyment and trust have a significant influence on knowledge sharing.Surprisingly, the effect of mutual reciprocity was not supported.Practical implications of the findings are discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN: 9789832078661 Organized by: UUM College of Art & Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge, knowledge management, knowledge sharing, and social exchange theory (SET).
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2014 07:18
Last Modified: 25 May 2015 03:00
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/10836

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