Knowledge sharing: Role of academics towards research productivity in higher learning institution


Ojo, Adedapo Oluwaseyi and Tan, Christine Nya Ling and Thurasamy, Ramayah and Fauzi, Muhammad Ashraf (2019) Knowledge sharing: Role of academics towards research productivity in higher learning institution. VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems, 49 (1). pp. 136-159. ISSN 2059-5891

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Purpose Academics research productivity is the pinnacle issue of higher learning institution (HLI) quest for providing the best service for the community and a country’s as a whole. Being productive in their area of expertise will determine how far HLI can challenge for the best education in the world. In lieu of this, knowledge sharing (KS) behavior determinants are assessed to determine what factors that can contribute to academic’s research productivity. Design/methodology/approach A quota sampling method was applied in selecting academics from public and private universities in Malaysia. A partial least square structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM) was used for analysis. Findings The results show that academics productivity explained variance is 22.6 per cent. This suggests that academics KS behavior has substantial impact on research productivity. As for determinants of academic’s attitude, academics commitment, trust and social network constituted an explained variance of 36.4 per cent. Management support has an explained variance of 38.7 per cent towards subjective norm, while facilitating condition and social media has an explained variance of 26.5 per cent towards perceived behavioral control (PBC). Academics KS intention and KS behavior explained variance were 62.1 and 47.1 per cent, respectively. Research limitations/implications All the hypotheses result in significant relationship except for H1, commitment toward attitude. The impact of this study will be discussed in term of its theoretical and managerial perspectives. Originality/value The KS behavior in a multiracial and multinational country in Malaysia can be a benchmark for Asian countries in general.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysia, Academics, Knowledge sharing, Research productivity, Higher learning institution
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Suzilawati Abu Samah
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2022 02:53
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2022 02:53


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