Knowledge sharing in knowledge-based institutions

Jessica Sze Yin Ho, Cheng Ming Yu Dr., Lau Pei Mey

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Recent development has witnessed the emergence of new economy where knowledge has become a valuable resource and asset. As things change speedily in this new economy, the concern is not only on how much you know, but also how quickly you can capture and apply what you have learnt. In many ways, knowledge sharing is envisaged as a natural activity of academic institutions. The number of seminars, conferences and publications by academics is far exceeding any other profession, signifying the eagerness and generosity of academics to share knowledge. However, a closer look at the problem might reveal a different story; instead of knowledge sharing, "knowledge hoarding" could be more prevalent in academic institutions. This paper examines the knowledge sharing behaviour among academics. The overall findings revealed that incentive system and personal expectation are two key factors in driving academics to engage in knowledge sharing activity.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event10th IBIMA Conference on Innovation and Knowledge Management in Business Globalization 2008 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 30 Jun 20081 Jul 2008


Conference10th IBIMA Conference on Innovation and Knowledge Management in Business Globalization 2008
CityKuala Lumpur

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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