The Social Sciences

Year: 2013
Volume: 8
Issue: 1
Page No. 80 - 87

The Antecedents of Knowledge Sharing: A Case Study of a Financial Institution in Malaysia

Authors : Nur Izzati Yusof, Mohamad Noorman Masrek and Siti Arpah Noordin

Abstract: Knowledge sharing is one of the key factors for a successful knowledge management implementation in an organization. Knowledge sharing in organization usually focus on supporting the sharing of knowledge between their employees. In Malaysia, many organizations have claimed that they have transformed itself as a knowledge-based organization. However, studies on knowledge management in Malaysia are limited and often merely describe its existence, transformation and how it is related to competitiveness, organizational factors and employee attitudes. This study aims to report the findings on the factors influencing the knowledge sharing in a financial institution that is known for its knowledge management initiatives. Through survey research strategy involving 125 respondents, four variables, namely; trust, communication between staff, information system and organization structure were found to be significant factors that influence the knowledge sharing. The results of this study could be used as a tool to identify the factors that need to be addressed by the management so as to improve the knowledge sharing among the staff.

How to cite this article:

Nur Izzati Yusof, Mohamad Noorman Masrek and Siti Arpah Noordin, 2013. The Antecedents of Knowledge Sharing: A Case Study of a Financial Institution in Malaysia. The Social Sciences, 8: 80-87.

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