Four exogenous variables which have positive influence on employees’ knowledge sharing

[Deutscher Titel: Vier exogene Variablen, die einen positiven Effekt auf die Wissensteilung der Mitarbeiter haben]

Yeo-Jin Kang; Seok-Eun Kim; Gee-Weon Chang
The Impact of Knowledge Sharing on Work Performance: An Empirical Analysis of the Public Employees’ Perceptions in South Korea
International Journal of Public Administration, Volume 31, Issue 14 December 2008 , pages 1548 – 1568

Abstract: This article examines the impact of knowledge sharing on individual work performance by analyzing perceptions of 323 public employees in South Korea. An analytical model is drawn from an extensive review of literature on knowledge management and sharing from which nine exogenous variables are identified as antecedents of knowledge sharing that affect individual work performance. The results indicate that four exogenous variables—employee training, reward systems, support from the top management, and openness in communication—are perceived to have a positive influence on employees’ knowledge sharing, which, in turn, improved individual work performance. Perceived trustworthiness between individuals involved in knowledge sharing has also positively influenced both knowledge sharing and individual work performance. These results imply that individual work performance may be dependent on the effective use of knowledge sharing.

Keywords: knowledge sharing; work performance; mutual trust; South Korea

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