The effect of individual factors on knowledge sharing quality

An empirical study

Mohd Bakhari Ismail, Zawiyah Mohammad Yusof

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Abstract

There are many factors influence knowledge sharing behaviour in organization either from individual, organizational or technological perspectives. Many researchers combined related socio-psychological theories to develop theoretical models to study knowledge sharing in organization. Based on several theories, this paper investigates the relationship between individual factors (i.e. awareness, trust, personality) and knowledge sharing quality in Malaysian public sector. A survey was conducted in three selected government agencies in Malaysia from October to December 2008 using questionnaires as the instrument for data collection. The sample size was 428 and was analyzed using SPSS version 16.0. To ensure the validity and reliability of the instrument, factor analysis and reliability test were conducted. Confirmatory factor analysis was carried out to verify the existence of three dimensions of individual factors. The results from correlation analysis indicate positive and significant correlation between individual factors and knowledge sharing quality. Multiple regression analysis also shows significant relationship between all the individual factors and knowledge sharing quality. Limitations of the study and implications of the findings as well as suggestions and directions for future research are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCreating Global Economies through Innovation and Knowledge Management Theory and Practice - Proceedings of the 12th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2009
PublisherInternational Business Information Management Association, IBIMA
Pages1420-1429
Number of pages10
Volume1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event12th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2009 - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 29 Jun 200930 Jun 2009

Other

Other12th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2009
CityKuala Lumpur
Period29/6/0930/6/09

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Factor analysis
Regression analysis
Knowledge sharing
Empirical study
Individual factors

Keywords

  • Individual factors
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Malaysia
  • Public sector

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management

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Ismail, M. B., & Mohammad Yusof, Z. (2009). The effect of individual factors on knowledge sharing quality: An empirical study. In Creating Global Economies through Innovation and Knowledge Management Theory and Practice - Proceedings of the 12th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2009 (Vol. 1-3, pp. 1420-1429). International Business Information Management Association, IBIMA.

The effect of individual factors on knowledge sharing quality : An empirical study. / Ismail, Mohd Bakhari; Mohammad Yusof, Zawiyah.

Creating Global Economies through Innovation and Knowledge Management Theory and Practice - Proceedings of the 12th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2009. Vol. 1-3 International Business Information Management Association, IBIMA, 2009. p. 1420-1429.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ismail, MB & Mohammad Yusof, Z 2009, The effect of individual factors on knowledge sharing quality: An empirical study. in Creating Global Economies through Innovation and Knowledge Management Theory and Practice - Proceedings of the 12th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2009. vol. 1-3, International Business Information Management Association, IBIMA, pp. 1420-1429, 12th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2009, Kuala Lumpur, 29/6/09.
Ismail MB, Mohammad Yusof Z. The effect of individual factors on knowledge sharing quality: An empirical study. In Creating Global Economies through Innovation and Knowledge Management Theory and Practice - Proceedings of the 12th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2009. Vol. 1-3. International Business Information Management Association, IBIMA. 2009. p. 1420-1429
Ismail, Mohd Bakhari ; Mohammad Yusof, Zawiyah. / The effect of individual factors on knowledge sharing quality : An empirical study. Creating Global Economies through Innovation and Knowledge Management Theory and Practice - Proceedings of the 12th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2009. Vol. 1-3 International Business Information Management Association, IBIMA, 2009. pp. 1420-1429
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