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Influences of Knowledge Sharing on Individual Performance in Saudi Organisations

Ibrahim S. Abdullah ()
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Ibrahim S. Abdullah: Department of MIS, College of Economics and Administration, King Abdulaziz University, P. O. Box 80201, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia

Journal of Information & Knowledge Management (JIKM), 2017, vol. 16, issue 02, 1-15

Abstract: Many studies in various fields try to contribute to the understanding of the factors influencing individual performance in organisations. This research contributes to those studies by focusing on exploring the relationship between knowledge sharing and individual performance in Saudi organisations. The focus of this study is on the effects of knowledge sharing on five aspects of individual performance: innovation, job satisfaction, job roles and responsibilities, communication in teamwork, and speed of completing tasks. This research has followed the descriptive and survey methodology by the design of a questionnaire that refereed and tested for validity and clarity. Total number of received and valid responses are 355. The results indicate a statistically positive relationship between the level of sharing knowledge and individual performance. It also recommends that organisations have more emphasis on knowledge focus meetings, workshops, developing an environment that supports trial and error, and having systems that manage suggestions, creativity, and innovation.

Keywords: Knowledge sharing; performance management; innovation; job satisfaction; teamwork; job responsibilities (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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