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Relationship between perceived costs, perceived benefits and knowledge sharing behaviour among lecturers in educational institution in Malaysia


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Abdul Hamid, Jamaliah and Sulaiman, Sarinah (2013) Relationship between perceived costs, perceived benefits and knowledge sharing behaviour among lecturers in educational institution in Malaysia. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 21 (3). pp. 937-951. ISSN 0128-7702; ESSN: 2231-8534

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Knowledge sharing behaviour has positive impact on individual innovation capability. However, since sharing knowledge is often unnatural, effective strategies and sufficient initiatives need to be deployed to ensure lecturers communicate their teaching experiences with others. This paper examines the extent of knowledge sharing amongst lecturers in an educational institution in Malaysia, and whether their knowledge sharing behaviour is influenced by their perceptions of costs-benefits in knowledge sharing. The analysis is based upon questionnaire surveys of lecturers (N=50) on their perception of costs and benefits motivation factors affecting their behaviour in sharing knowledge. While perceived benefits explained better orientation towards knowledge sharing, certain cost factors tended to restrict actual knowledge sharing. The article notes the influence of some perceived benefits dimensions in facilitating knowledge sharing behaviour in academic work setting. Recommendations on maximizing the influence of the related perceived benefits are also discussed.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Institute for Social Science Studies
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: Knowledge sharing; Perceived benefits; Perceived costs; Social exchange
Depositing User: Emelda Mohd Hamid
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2014 11:48
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2015 12:33
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/29098
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