6 – Study the Impact of Knowledge Management Pillars on Knowledge Sharing

Farshad Andam*1, Ali Rezaian2 - 9071   

International Journal of Scientific Management and Development, September 2017, Vol. 5, No. 9, pp: 448-456

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Abstract :

Nowadays, managers are eager to establish knowledge management system in their organizations to take advantages of beneficial consequences. One of these results is improvement of knowledge sharing among workforce in order to maintaining sustainable growth. The kernel of a knowledge management system was constructed from the elements were catalogued under four pillars, noting the key elements of a knowledge management system. The goal of this paper is to explore the relationship between knowledge management pillars and knowledge sharing among Ministry of cooperatives, labor & social welfare employees' in order to identify the pillars' elements which have the most impact on knowledge sharing. Data was collected via a questionnaire designed to measure the relationship between knowledge sharing and knowledge management pillars. The data collected from 258 Ministry of cooperatives, labor & social welfare headquarter experts was explored by multiple regression analysis. Regression analysis was applied to test hypotheses and compare strength of association between variables deploying SPSS version 22. Then one-way ANOVA was used to explore additional associations in the research and stepwise regression was performed to provide the model. According to the findings in this article, gender, age, post, education and experience of the respondents had no significant impact on the their knowledge sharing. Knowledge management pillars include leadership, organization, learning and technology had meaningful and positive impact on knowledge sharing. Among 18 elements of these pillars, the 6 ones including "place in an office with colleagues", "trust-based relationship", "informal relationship", "knowledge sharing reward system", "availability of organizational knowledge bases" and "easiness of knowledge sharing technologies usage" have the most impact on knowledge sharing respectively and were depicted within a model. At last a couple of suggestions were made to promote knowledge management in the ministry.

Key Words: Knowledge sharing, Knowledge management pillars, Paper type Research paper

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