Key Factors to Promote Knowledge Sharing in Karachi Pharmaceutical Industry

Information and Knowledge Management Vol.4, No. 4, 2014, ISSN 2224-5758 (Paper) ISSN 2224-896X (Online)

15 Pages Posted: 9 May 2014

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Muhammad Zubair

Indus University

Nawaz Ahmad

RTS (Research, Trainings, and Solutions); Institute of Business Management (IoBM)

Rizwan Ahmed

Indus University

Date Written: May 3, 2014

Abstract

The basic cause of this study is to investigate the key factors to promote knowledge sharing in Karachi Pharmaceutical Industry. Organizational employees are the main part for the effective performance of overall business and need to communicate proper information and knowledge from management as well as between employees to perform batter task and to maintain a level of satisfaction and it is possible through effective knowledge sharing system. Several published studies are available in this matter to highlight the importance of knowledge sharing with observing the different industries. To get done the goal of this study, a close ended type questionnaire by the approach of Likert scaling were prepared for the collection of data with sample size of about 110-130 from different national and multinational pharmaceutical companies of Karachi and contacted to the employees of lower to top management of head office staff, sales and production people having the qualification up to masters. The results are showing that main factors are Organizational Culture and Organizational Structure which are important to maintain the level of knowledge sharing thus helping organization to make improvement in this regard. This study is limited only to the Karachi pharmaceutical industry due to time and cost and recommended for further research in other cities of Pakistan with special reference to pharmaceutical industry for knowledge sharing.

Keywords: Knowledge Sharing, Karachi Pharmaceutical Industry

JEL Classification: C12, D23, M10

Suggested Citation

Zubair, Muhammad and Ahmad, Nawaz and Raheem, Ahmed, Key Factors to Promote Knowledge Sharing in Karachi Pharmaceutical Industry (May 3, 2014). Information and Knowledge Management Vol.4, No. 4, 2014, ISSN 2224-5758 (Paper) ISSN 2224-896X (Online). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2432413

Muhammad Zubair

Indus University ( email )

ST-2D, Block 17, Gulshan-e-Iqbal
Gulshan-e-Iqbal
Karachi, Sindh 75300
Pakistan

Nawaz Ahmad (Contact Author)

RTS (Research, Trainings, and Solutions) ( email )

9th Nishat Lane, DHA 6
9th Nishat Lane, DHA 6
Karachi, Sindh 75500
Pakistan
00923009292422 (Phone)

Institute of Business Management (IoBM) ( email )

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Korangi Creek
Karachi, Sindh 75190
Pakistan

HOME PAGE: http://www.faculty.iobm.edu.pk/staff/nawaz-ahmad/

Ahmed Raheem

Indus University ( email )

ST-2D, Block 17, Gulshan-e-Iqbal
Gulshan-e-Iqbal
Karachi, Sindh 75300
Pakistan

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