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Journal Issue
Volume 11 Issue 1, ECKM 2012 / Jan 2013  pp1‑115

Editor: Dr Juan Gabriel Cegarra, Dr María Eugenia Sánchez

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Editorial for the ECKM special issue of EJKM  pp1‑2

Juan Gabriel

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Global Social Knowledge Management: From Barriers to the Selection of Social Tools  pp3‑17

Henri Pirkkalainen, Jan Pawlowski

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Knowledge Dynamics Analysis in Negotiations  pp18‑29

Constantin Bratianu, Stefan Iordache

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Can Family Firms Innovate? Sharing Internal Knowledge From a Social Capital Perspective  pp30‑37

Antonio Carrasco-Hernández, Daniel Jiménez-Jiménez

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Knowledge Sharing Among Malaysian Academics: Influence of Affective Commitment and Trust  pp38‑48

See Kwong Goh, Manjit Singh Sandhu

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Abstract

Knowledge resides within a human being and it is hard to be transferred to others. Unwillingness to share is one of the main impediments of knowledge sharing. In a university setting, this situation could be more alarming as universities are knowledge centric organisation. Knowledge sharing will help universities to strengthen its research and teaching activities. Despite the importance of knowledge sharing, many academics still hoard their knowledge. The aims for this paper are (1) to evaluate the influence of these two emotional factors towards knowledge sharing intention; (2) to examine whether the perception of knowledge sharing in public universities differs from private universities. The research model includes the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) and the two affective components. In order to examine the research model, a survey was conducted with a total respondent of 545 academics from 30 universities in Malaysia. Multiple linear regression was used to examine the research model. On the other hand, t‑test was used to examine the differences between public and private universities. In general, the findings revealed that emotional influence is crucial for knowledge sharing behaviour. The t‑test analysis shows that there are significant differences between public and private universities. This paper contributes to the existing literature by evaluating the impact of emotional factors (affective commitment and affective trust) towards knowledge sharing behaviour. It also provides a greater depth of understanding on how knowledge sharing in public universities deviate from private universities. University administrators need to implement policies and activities to strengthen the emotional bonding between academics in order to facilitate knowledge sharing in Malaysian universities. This is exceptionally crucial for private universities as the results shows that knowledge sharing intention is lower than the public universities. 

 

Keywords: knowledge sharing, theory of planned behaviour, affective commitment and trust

 

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Marcela Katuscakova, Martin Katuscak

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Knowledge Management and the Effectiveness of Innovation Outcomes: The Role of Cultural Barriers  pp62‑71

Antonio Leal-Rodríguez, Antonio Leal-Millán, José Luis Roldán-Salgueiro, Jaime Ortega-Gutiérrez

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Biplot Methodology Applied to an Intellectual Capital Model  pp81‑92

Florinda Matos, Albino Lopes, Nuno Matosand Valter Vairinhos

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The Need for a Robust Knowledge Assessment Framework: Discussion and Findings from an Exploratory Case Study  pp93‑106

Jamie O’Brien

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Designing a Framework to Develop eLoyalty for Online Healthcare Services  pp107‑115

Marcelina Solano-Lorente, Eva Martinez-Caro, Juan Gabriel Cegarra-Navarro

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