Impact of learning culture and information technology use on knowledge sharing of Saudi students

Mustafa Eid*, Nuraddeen Abubakar Nuhu

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Abstract

Knowledge is regarded as a strategic resource in organizations; thus the leverage of knowledge is a key managerial issue. Knowledge creation, sharing and dissemination are the main activities in knowledge management. This study examines the influence that social and technological factors, such as learning culture and IT use, could have on knowledge sharing among students of the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia. A cross-sectional survey was used as a research method for data collection and 302 valid responses were collected from all the three categories of students that include graduates, undergraduates and preparatory students. The results show that there is a significant positive relationship between both student learning culture and IT use and students knowledge sharing. The limitations of this study and practical implications, along with directions for further research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-57
Number of pages10
JournalKnowledge Management Research and Practice
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • IT use
  • knowledge management
  • knowledge management strategy
  • knowledge sharing
  • learning culture

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