Social Capital and Knowledge Sharing in Knowledge-Based Organisations: An Empirical Study
International Journal of Knowledge Management, 3(1), 37-56, January-March 2007
Posted: 1 Nov 2017
Date Written: January 23, 2007
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.
Keywords: organizational behaviour; knowledge sharing; performance management; knowledge management
JEL Classification: M16, M50
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