The Organizational Issues of Knowledge Sharing among Academic Staffs in the Malaysian Public Universities

By Roziana Shaari, Azizah Rajab and Rosman Md Yusoff.

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Managing environment for social interaction and collaboration is essential for knowledge sharing practices. This paper highlights the organizational issues in knowledge sharing, particularly work environment, social interaction and superior support. The context of this study is limited to the Malaysian Public Universities (MPU). First, the study investigates the level of knowledge sharing practices and the level of organizational factors. Second, the study tries to determine the relationship between organizational factors and knowledge sharing practices. Questionnaires were e-mailed to academic staffs in 20 universities. A total of 725 academic staffs responded to the questionnaires. Statistical analyses show that knowledge sharing level is moderately practiced by academic staffs. The relationships between organizational factors and knowledge sharing practices show high correlation which is r=0.819, p=0.000.

Keywords: Knowledge Sharing, Knowledge Sharing Practices, Work Environment, Social Interaction, Superior Support, Organizational Factors

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 10, Issue 6, pp.133-148. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 672.585KB).

Dr. Roziana Shaari

Lecturer, Department of Human Resource Development, Faculty of Human Resource Development, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia

Is the senior lecturer of Faculty of Management & Human Resource Development, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. She is attached to Department of Human Resource Development. Her research & area of study is in human resource development, knowledge sharing,adult learning, and organizational learning.

Dr. Azizah Rajab

Senior Lecturer, Department of Modern Language, Faculty of Management & Human Resource Development, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia

Is the senior lecturer of Faculty of Management & Human Resource Development, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. She is attached to Department of Modern Language. Her research areas are applied linguistics, psychology, and human resource.

Dr. Rosman Md Yusoff

Deputy Dean (Academic), Department of Human Resource Development, Faculty of Management & Human Resource Development, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia

Is the Associate Professor and senior lecturer of Faculty of Management & Human Resource Development, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Currently, he is the Deputy Dean (Academic)of the faculty. His research interest are social development, sociology, anthropology and human resource development.

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