The Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management publishes original articles on topics relevant to studying, implementing, measuring and managing knowledge management and intellectual capital.

For general enquiries email
Click here to see other Scholarly Electronic Journals published by API
For a range of research text books on this and complimentary topics visit the Academic Bookshop

Information about the European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM) is available here.

For info on the International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning (ICICKM), click here
Information about the European Conference on Intangibles and Intellectual Capital (ECIIC) is available here
Journal Issue
Volume 5 Issue 4 / Dec 2007  pp347‑550

Editor: Charles Despres

Download PDF (free)

Knowledge Work Practices in Global Software Development  pp347‑356

Gabriela Avram

Look inside Download PDF (free)

Intellectual Capital and Organizational Performance: an Empirical Study of the Pharmaceutical Industry  pp357‑362

Alka Bramhandkar, Scott Erickson, Ian Applebee

Look inside Download PDF (free)

From Individual Learning to Organizational Learning  pp363‑372

Delio Ignacio Castaneda, Manuel Fernández Rios

Look inside Download PDF (free)

Tacit Knowledge Elicitation and Measurement in Research Organisations: a Methodological Approach  pp373‑386

Alexeis Garcia-Perez, Amit Mitra

Look inside Download PDF (free)

Competence Matters More than Knowledge  pp387‑398

A G Hessami, M Moore

Look inside Download PDF (free)

Managing Structural Diversity: the Case of Boundary Spanning Networks  pp399‑410

Eli Hustad

Look inside Download PDF (free)

Folksonomies, Collaborative Filtering and e‑Business: is Enterprise 2.0 One Step Forward and Two Steps Back?  pp411‑418

Kevin Johnston

Look inside Download PDF (free)

A Model of Antecedents of Knowledge Sharing  pp419‑426

Radwan Alyan Kharabsheh

Look inside Download PDF (free)


In the new era of the knowledge economy, knowledge‑based work has replaced regular, sequential work with its characteristics of flexibility, complexity, and high uncertainty (Shieh‑Chieh that knowledge is one of the most competitive resources for the dynamic global business environment (Sharif 2005). Within this context, an organisation's ability to effectively implement knowledge‑based activities becomes increasingly vital for the development and sustenance of competitive advantage (De Carolis, 2003; Grant, 1996). Fundamentally, knowledge‑based activities include the creation and integration of knowledge, the accumulation and utilisation of knowledge, and the learning and sharing of knowledge and together, these comprise knowledge management (Shieh‑Chieh management (Szulanski, 1996; Gupta and Govindarajan, 2000). Egan (2003) argued that the effective flow of knowledge is only sustainable through people. Geraint (1998) contended that too much faith has been invested in technology at the expense of people issues. Despite the fact that factors affecting the behaviour of knowledge sharing have been quite heavily investigated (Wasko and Faraj, 2000; Ardichvili al. dimensions have been conducted (Fu and Lee, 2005). This paper looks at how organisations can become more sophisticated at supporting knowledge sharing, by identifying antecedents of knowledge sharing. The basic premise of this paper is that effective knowledge sharing has three interrelated links. The first link relates to knowledge values held by organisational members, i.e. learning orientation which describes three organisational values routinely associated with the predisposition of the firm to learn: commitment to learning, open‑mindedness, and shared vision. The second link relates to market orientation which typically focuses on three components: customer focus, competitor focus and inter‑functional coordination. The final link relates to the organisations' absorptive capacity which is defined as 'the ability to recognise the value of new external information, assimilate it, and apply it to commercial ends'. The paper also argues that the successful sharing of knowledge requires enablers in the form of information technology infrastructure, a reward system that reinforces and encourages knowledge sharing activities and a positive social interaction that creates trust among organisational members. The paper represents work in progress. The final version of the proposed model will be tested in technology parks in Australia and Malaysia. 


Keywords: Knowledge sharing, learning orientation, market orientation, networks, reward, technology


Share |
A Consistent Assessment of Intellectual Capital in SMEs InCaS: Intellectual Capital Statement — Made in Europe  pp427‑436

Kai Mertins, Markus Will

Look inside Download PDF (free)

How to Ensure the Quality and Reliability of Intellectual Capital Statements?  pp437‑448

Kai Mertins, Wen-Huan Wang, Markus Will

Look inside Download PDF (free)

Knowledge and Life Cycle of an Organization  pp449‑452

Zygmunt Mietlewski, Ryszard Walkowiak

Look inside Download PDF (free)

Building a Taxonomy for Understanding Knowledge Management  pp453‑466

Kun Nie, Tieju Ma, Yoshiteru Nakamori

Look inside Download PDF (free)

Knowledge Management: Turning Intangible Assets into Feasibility in the Automotive Sector  pp467‑476

Lourdes Sáiz, Ana Maria Lara, Roberto Alcalde

Look inside Download PDF (free)

Knowledge Management for Virtual Reality Applications in a Home Rehabilitation Virtual Network  pp477‑486

Emil Scarlat, Virginia Maracine, Adriana Nica

Look inside Download PDF (free)

MaKE First Steps — How a Definition of Knowledge Can Help your Organisation  pp487‑496

Peter Sharp

Look inside Download PDF (free)

Knowledge Maps and Mathematical Modelling  pp497‑504

Tomas Subrt, Helena Brozova

Look inside Download PDF (free)

Exploration of Knowledge Sharing Challenges in Value Networks: a Case Study in the Finnish Grocery Industry  pp505‑514

Hanna Timonen, Jari Ylitalo

Look inside Download PDF (free)

Does Intellectual Capital Management 'Make a Difference'? A Critical Case Study Application of Structuration Theory  pp515‑526

John A. Tull, John C. Dumay

Look inside Download PDF (free)

Integrating Individual and Organisational Learning Initiatives: Working Across Knowledge Management and Human Resource Management Functional Boundaries  pp527‑538

Christine van Winkelen, Jane McKenzie

Look inside Download PDF (free)

Intangible Assets: Importance in the Knowledge‑Based Economy and the Role in Value Creation of a Company  pp539‑550

Dmitry Volkov, Tatiana Garanina

Look inside Download PDF (free)