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Predictors of knowledge sharing behaviour: case of the Tanzanian healthcare sector


Balozi, Mohamedi Abbasi and Othman, Siti Zubaidah and Mohd Isa, Mohd Faizal (2016) Predictors of knowledge sharing behaviour: case of the Tanzanian healthcare sector. International Journal of Research in IT, Management and Engineering, 6 (8). pp. 1-8. ISSN 2249-1619

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Abstract

Purpose–The purpose of this paper is to examine the factors that influence knowledge sharing behaviour among healthcare professionals in Tanzania.Design/Methodology/Approach–This paper is a quantitative research paper.The data were collected from healthcare professionals using a questionnaire and analyzed utilizing multiple regressions.Findings–Individual capabilities, career advancement and personal values were positively and significantly influence on knowledge sharing behaviour.Research Limitations/Implications–The study was carried out in public hospitals and focuses on the Tanzanian healthcare professionals, which restricts the generalizability of the findings to non-healthcare professionals in other geographical settings as well as in different contexts.Another limitation is culture differences across various regions and countries which inhibit knowledge sharing behaviour found in Tanzanian healthcare institutions.Direct relationship subject to lack of understanding as to why there is a positively significant influence of individual capabilities, career advancement and personal values on knowledge sharing behaviour .Practical implications–The variables identified as influential factors on knowledge sharing behaviour could assist management to build a knowledge sharing culture for developing knowledge sharing behaviour in healthcare institutions. Originality/value–The present study contributes to the body of knowledge on knowledge sharing behaviour in healthcare institutions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Healthcare institutions, healthcare professionals, knowledge sharing behaviour, individual capabilities, career advancement, personal values.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: School of Business Management
Depositing User: Dr. Siti Zubaidah Othman
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2017 06:32
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2017 06:32
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/21219

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