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Knowledge sharing capability in healthcare organizations

Anchalee Kokanuch (Faculty of Management Science, Khon Kaen University , Khon Kaen, Thailand)
Khwanruedee Tuntrabundit (Faculty of Management Science, Khon Kaen University , Khon Kaen, Thailand)

Journal of Asia Business Studies

ISSN: 1558-7894

Article publication date: 2 May 2017

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of organizational culture and stakeholders’ expectations on the relationship between organizational factors and organizations’ knowledge-sharing capability.

Design/methodology/approach

The data were collected from public and private hospital administrators in Thailand via a questionnaire. To test the hypotheses, the data were analyzed using regression analysis.

Findings

The results reveal that organizational culture has a positive effect on the relationship between organizational climate and knowledge integration, while stakeholders’ expectations have positive effects on the relationships between organizational climate and interchanging knowledge.

Research limitations/implications

The present study focuses on knowledge sharing at an organizational level; future studies should examine knowledge sharing at both the organizational and individual levels.

Practical implications

This paper focuses on the effect of organizational factors on knowledge-sharing capability in hospitals. Executives should support the organizational climate and collaborative organizational culture for promoting knowledge integration in an organization. Furthermore, interchanging knowledge and organizational climate could be emphasized by the expectations of stakeholders.

Originality/value

Design of organizational climate, organizational culture, and expectations of stakeholders contribute to knowledge sharing at an organizational level.

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Citation

Kokanuch, A. and Tuntrabundit, K. (2017), "Knowledge sharing capability in healthcare organizations", Journal of Asia Business Studies, Vol. 11 No. 2, pp. 135-151. https://doi.org/10.1108/JABS-10-2015-0183

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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