Promoting knowledge sharing in academic environments using non-monetary factors

Shahin Dezdar (Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran)

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Publication date: 7 November 2017

Abstract

Purpose

Knowledge sharing is very important in non-profit organizations such as academic institutes and universities. This research is a laudable attempt in this vital area to collaborate, refine and advance knowledge production endeavours in universities. The purpose of this study is to formulate a theoretical framework to investigate the non-monetary factors that encourage knowledge-sharing behaviour among postgraduate students.

Design/methodology/approach

A field survey was conducted among postgraduate students in Iranian public universities to obtain empirical evidence. Structural equation modelling was used to analyse the collected data.

Findings

The results revealed that knowledge-sharing behaviour is influenced by humility, interpersonal trust, reputation, self-efficacy and enjoyment of helping others.

Originality/value

Most of the prior studies focussed on rewards and monetary incentive factors to encourage knowledge sharing, whereas this paper examines the non-monetary factors that increase the willingness to share knowledge.

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Citation

Dezdar, S. (2017), "Promoting knowledge sharing in academic environments using non-monetary factors", Library Review, Vol. 66 No. 8/9, pp. 595-611. https://doi.org/10.1108/LR-11-2016-0092

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