Investigation of knowledge sharing and behavioral intentions among public sector employees in Malaysia

Siti Nurain, Ab Aziz (2013) Investigation of knowledge sharing and behavioral intentions among public sector employees in Malaysia. Masters thesis, UTeM.

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Knowledge sharing has been identified as the key enabler of knowledge management and it recognized as fundamental means through which employees can contribute to knowledge application, innovation and finally give competitive advantage to the organization. Identification of factors that can motivate the employees to share their knowledge for the benefit of other employees and the company is considered as high priority issue for organizations. Thus, the main purpose of this research study was to examine factors that influencing the intention to share knowledge and to identify what are the impacts of their character and personality to the public sector in Malaysia. To meet the objectives, an integrated model which is based on Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA) is developed. The method used in this study is survey using questionnaires and were distributed to 156 respondents from various public sector organizations in Melaka to collect quantitative data for the analysis. The study was conducted for a period of one month from 10 December 2012 to 06 January 2013. 102 (65.8%) questionnaire were returned and 101 were usable and the data was analyzed using SPSS 17.0; only 2 out of 5 hypotheses relationships were supported. Knowledge sharing behavior was predicted by the employee's intentions towards knowledge sharing. The result of this study shows that (i) social trust and collectivism have significant effects on the intention to share knowledge; (ii) rewards/ incentive system, social network and individualism do not have significant effect on the intention to share knowledge. This concurs, with the objectives of the research undertaken. The research findings aids the public sector management in developing a framework in knowledge sharing and identifying the factors that encourage knowledge sharing among their employees.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information resources management, Knowledge management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Technopreneurship > Department of Technopreneurship
Depositing User: Noor Rahman Jamiah Jalil
Date Deposited: 12 May 2015 06:43
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:38
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