The role of effective Factors on Organizational Knowledge Sharing

Khodayar Abili, Fatemeh Narenji Thani, Faranak Mokhtarian, Mohammad Mehdi Rashidi
2011 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Nowadays, most of scholars believe that organizations should pursue effective methods for disseminating and sharing of implementing knowledge management in organizations, managers are to improve knowledge sharing among people, between methods for sharing and transferring internal knowledge of organization and knowledge management has been increasingly revealed. The current research has conducted with the aim of examining effective factors on knowledge sharing in the Institute for International
more » ... nergy Studies. Based on Lin model(2008), in which three factors of (1) organizational structure (including complexity, officialism, centralization), (2) organizational culture (including bureaucratic, creative, innovative and supportive culture) and (3) interaction among departments, have effect on knowledge sharing. By using of correlation research method, in this study, 50 experts have been selected by purposive sampling. The collected data have been analyzed by using such statistical methods as Spearman Correlation Coefficient, U-man witny, Wilkakson and Freadman. The findings show that 1) the situation of knowledge sharing is rather desirable; 2) age, work experience, field of study, educational level and organizational position have effect on knowledge sharing; 3) knowledge sharing has a positive relation with human factors (commitment and trust) and negative relation with structural factors (officialism, centralization and complexity); 4) there is positive relation among knowledge sharing, creative and supportive culture (elements of cultural factors), and negative relation between knowledge sharing and bureaucratic culture (the third element of cultural factors); 5) deterrent factors of knowledge sharing (bureaucratic culture and structural factors) have no meaningful difference in ranks , however in the facilitative factors (human factors (commitment and trust), organizational culture (creative, innovative and supportive culture), the creative and innovative culture has the highest rank and after that, other ranks are related to trust, supportive culture and commitment
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.11.415 fatcat:6jhq2ljqfjflbj6ygjbpoqi2ce