The effect of organizational variables on knowledge sharing, innovations and organizational performance

Peter Lok*, Jo Rhodes, Richard Hung, Bella Ya Hui Lien

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Abstract

This paper discusses a knowledge sharing framework which was used to explore the impact of organizational factors on knowledge sharing in organizations. The effect of explicit (codified) and tacit knowledge sharing on product and process innovation and their impact on organizational performance is discussed. 1086 high-tech firms were invited to participate in a survey study. 223 returns (19.6% response rate) were used for the final analysis. The results suggest that information technology (IT) has the greatest impact on knowledge sharing; tacit knowledge sharing has the greatest impact on process innovation (cost-saving); and process innovation has the greatest impact on organizational performance for this study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECKM 2007 - 8th European Conference on Knowledge Management 2007
Place of PublicationKuala Trengganu, Malaysiia
PublisherKnowledge Management International Conference
Pages585-592
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781905305537
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event8th European Conference on Knowledge Management, ECKM 2007 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 6 Sep 20077 Sep 2007

Other

Other8th European Conference on Knowledge Management, ECKM 2007
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period6/09/077/09/07

Keywords

  • Innovation
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Organizational performance
  • Organizational variables

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