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Factors influencing academics’ knowledge sharing behaviour in United Arab Emirates public universities

Skaik, Huda and Othman, Roslina (2013) Factors influencing academics’ knowledge sharing behaviour in United Arab Emirates public universities. In: 1st International Conference on Human Capital and Knowledge Management (HCKM2013) , 3rd-4th Dec. 2013, Menara Razak, UTM Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

The main objectives of this research are to (i) explore the relationship between types of knowledge and academics’ knowledge sharing behaviour, (ii) examine the relationship between knowledge sharing behaviour and its predictors based on the Theory of Planned Behaviour, and (iii) identify the factors motivating and hindering academics’ knowledge sharing behaviour. Adopting Ajzen’s Amended Theory of Planned Behaviour, this research used the quantitative research approach employing an online survey using questionnaire to collect data from academics in ten public universities. Data were analyzed using SPSS and PLS-SEM. The analysis process involved assessment of the measurement model to evaluate the items reliability and validity, and assessment of the structural model to evaluate its validity, path coefficients, and test the hypotheses. The results revealed a high level of knowledge sharing practice. Furthermore, the results showed that academics’ knowledge sharing behaviour is significantly influenced by explicit knowledge, tacit knowledge, and intention. Intention itself is significantly influenced by attitude, subjective norms, selfefficacy, but not influenced by controllability. Also, attitude is significantly and positively influenced by trust and reputation as motivators of knowledge sharing behaviour. Whereas, controllability is significantly and negatively influenced by lack of time and poor communication as barriers of knowledge sharing behaviour. Keywords - academics, knowledge sharing behaviour, Theory of Planned Behavior, UAE, universities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 1675/41239 (ISBN: 9789671181423)
Uncontrolled Keywords: academics, knowledge sharing behaviour, Theory of Planned Behavior, UAE, universities.
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Library & Information Science
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Library & Information Science
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Roslina Othman
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2015 10:49
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2015 22:15
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/41239

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