Challenges of knowledge sharing in the petrochemical industry

Chong, Chin Wei and Besharati, Jamshid (2014) Challenges of knowledge sharing in the petrochemical industry. Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal (KM&EL), 6 (2). pp. 171-187. ISSN 2073-7904

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Abstract

Knowledge sharing is one of the important and also challenging parts in the success of KM implementation. The objective of this paper is to find out knowledge sharing barriers in the petrochemical companies in a Middle East country. Three main categories are found to have an impact on knowledge sharing in the companies. These categories are potential individual knowledge sharing barriers, potential organizational knowledge sharing barriers and potential technological knowledge sharing barriers. Data were collected by using a convenience sampling survey method. 500 questionnaires were distributed among employees and 302 questionnaires were returned. Trust, knowledge as power, communication, organizational hierarchy and knowledge sharing technological systems are found to have relationships with knowledge sharing. However, reward and recognition system have less significant relationship with knowledge sharing in the petrochemical companies.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28-70 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2014 02:29
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2014 02:29
URI: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/5717

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