An integrated understanding of academics knowledge sharing behaviour


Rahman, Muhammad Sabbir and Abdel Fattah, Fadi Abdel Muniem and Hassan, Hasliza and Haque, Tayeenul (2021) An integrated understanding of academics knowledge sharing behaviour. Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication, 26 (3). pp. 513-563. ISSN 2514-9342

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Purpose–The purpose of this study is to examine the underlying functions of sense of spirituality (SS),emotional intelligence (EI) and perceived work environment (PWE) towards knowledge sharing behaviour(KSB) among the academic staff of higher learning institutions (HLIs) through a comparative investigation.This study extends the investigation by examining the relationship between SS and KSB through themediating role of EI. The moderating role of PWE between SS and KSB was also tested.Design/methodology/approach–The sample comprised 300 responses from 150 Bangladeshi and150 Malaysian academic staff of public and private HLIs. Convenient sampling tools were used. Structuralequation modelling (SEM) was used to analyse the proposed model and hypotheses. The study explainsthe differences and similarities in KSB practices concerning SS, EI and PWE of the academic staff from the two countries’ HLIs .Findings–The results support the direct positive effects of SS on KSB. The two data sets also support the indirect effects of SS on KSB through the mediation of EI. However, the results indicate that SS only promoted KSB among individuals with high levels of PWE in their respective institutions. For individuals with low levels of PWE, SS did not affect KSB. Practical implications–The management of HLIs should engage their experiences and those of newly hired academic staff in the KSB process. However, in facilitating KSB culture among the academic staff, HLIs need to foster the staff’s SS, which ultimately improvises the EI to strongly influence KSB. The management of HLIs understands that SS may be inefficient in promoting KSB among employees with low PWE. Authorities of HLIs need to facilitate a quality work environment to enhance the association between SS and KSB.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge management, Academic staff, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Emotional intelligence, Knowledge sharing, Higher learning institutions, Perceived work environment, Sense of spirituality
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28-70 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Rosnani Abd Wahab
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2020 10:22
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2021 03:09


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