Volume 14 Issue 2 2018


Muhammad Abdul Basit-Memon
Lecturer Sukkur IBA University.

Manzoor Ali Mirani
Professor Sukkur IBA University.

Shahid Bashir
Assistant Professor, SZABIST Islamabad.

Abstract Management and sharing of knowledge have been among the topmost strategic priorities of the organizations, due to its generally acknowledged role toward the improvement of organizational performance, the accomplishment of organizational goals, and achievement of competitive advantage. However, most of the organizations, despite spending huge budgets on the implementation of quality knowledge management systems, fail to enjoy the benefits of knowledge sharing due to several individual organizational and technological barriers that impede the successful sharing of knowledge. Hence, it seems extremely important to understand the factors that impede knowledge sharing and foil the successful implementation of knowledge management systems. This study has been conducted to empirically investigate the individual barriers to knowledge sharing. Based on 75 qualitative interviews within three healthcare organizations of the capital of Pakistan, this research has identified unwillingness to share, lack of motivation, time deficiency, absence of trust, cultural dissimilarity, and lack of a common language as some of the most significant individual barriers to knowledge sharing. This study has not only identified the barriers but, also the remedies to knowledge sharing in the light of the recommendations from the interviewees.
Keywords Knowledge Sharing, Individual Knowledge Sharing Barriers, Remedies to knowledge Sharing Barriers, Unwillingness to Share, Trust, Motivation, Cultural and Language Differences.
Year 2018
Volume 14
Issue 2
Type Short Report
Recognized by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, HEC
Category "Y"
Journal Name IBT Journal of Business Studies
Publisher Name ILMA University
Jel Classification I11, K32
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.46745/ilma.jbs.2018.14.02.07
ISSN no (E, Electronic) 2409-6520
ISSN no (P, Print) 2416-8393
Country Pakistan
City Karachi
Institution Type University
Journal Type Open Access
Type of Review Double Blind Peer Reviewed
Format PDF
Paper Link http://ibtjbs.ilmauniversity.edu.pk/journal/jbs/14.2/7.pdf
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