Title

Theorizing, Measuring, and Predicting Knowledge Sharing Behavior in Organizations - a Social Capital Approach

Publication Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date

1-2005

Abstract

This study aims to understand the social and organizational factors that influence knowledge sharing. A model of knowledge management and knowledge sharing was developed inspired by the work of Nahapiet and Ghoshal. Data on demographics and various social capital measures were collected from a sample of members of a tertiary educational institution in Singapore in 2003. Reward & recognition, open-mindedness and cost concerns of knowledge hoarding turned out to be the strongest predictors of knowledge sharing rather than pro-social motives or organizational concern. Overall, the findings provide evidence for the importance of a conducive organizational climate and state-of-the art performance management systems in high-performing knowledge organizations.

Discipline

Organizational Behavior and Theory

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-38): 3-6 January, 2004, Big Island, Hawaii

First Page

252.2

ISBN

9780769522685

Publisher

IEEE

City or Country

Big Island, HI, USA