Knowledge sharing success and resistance in an engineering department: A case study

Gardiner, Claire M. (2016) Knowledge sharing success and resistance in an engineering department: A case study. Journal of Management & Organization, 22(2), pp. 254-271.

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The centrality of knowledge sharing to organizations’ sustainability has been established. This research explores and illustrates the influences for individual professionals and paraprofessionals – specifically civil engineers and design drafters – to share their deep, personally constructed knowledge, in a public sector provider of railways infrastructure. It investigates the extent to which:

(i) knowledge sharing will be positively influenced by the professional identity, values and knowledge culture to achieve organizational and project goals, and;

(ii) sharing of deep personal expertise will be influenced by the quality of relational capital among individuals and individual perspectives.

It finds that knowledge sharing develops within frameworks established through the alignment among sector, profession and organization values. However, individual behavior is found to be most strongly influenced by the presence and quality of relational capital and individuals’ personal perspectives.

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ID Code: 86532
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Knowledge Sharing Influences, Knowledge Management
DOI: 10.1017/jmo.2015.30
ISSN: 1839-3527
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Behaviour (150311)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Cambridge University Press and Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management
Deposited On: 13 Aug 2015 00:58
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2016 12:42

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