Knowledge sharing in is personnel: organizational behavior's perspective

Teh, P.L.; Yong, C.C. (2011) Knowledge sharing in is personnel: organizational behavior's perspective. Journal of Computer Information Systems, 51 (4). pp. 11-21. ISSN 0887-4417

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Abstract

This research investigates the roles of sense of self-worth, in-role behavior, and organizational citizenship behavior in supporting individuals' knowledge sharing behavior, by incorporating a motivational aspect into the theory of reasoned action. Structural equation modeling analysis of survey data from a group of 116 Information Systems personnel revealed that two variables (i.e., sense of self-worth and in-role behavior) are positively related to the attitude toward knowledge sharing. Both subjective norm and organizational citizenship behavior are independent and positively related to an intention to share knowledge, while the attitude toward knowledge sharing is negatively related to intention to share knowledge. Individuals' knowledge sharing behavior is predicted with more favorable intention to share knowledge. This research and its findings have implications for organizational administrators in Information Technology (IT) firms to enhance intrinsic motivation among employees, and develop better reciprocal relationships and interpersonal interactions of employees to facilitate successful knowledge sharing.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
  1. Teh, P.L.(Multimedia University)
  2. Yong, C.C.(University of Malaya)
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Computer Information Systems
Additional Information: Univ Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computer Science; Information Systems
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2011 09:12
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2011 09:12
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/2170

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