Inter-organizational knowledge sharing system in the health sector: Physicians' perspective

Kamla Ali Al-Busaidi*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This study aimed to investigate the physicians' attitude toward inter-organizational knowledge sharing system (IOKSS) deployment in the health sector in Oman. IOKSS in the health sector can be very crucial and results in several operational, strategic, social and economic benefits for healthcare providers and physicians. Previous research on inter-organizational systems (IOS) has focused on organizational adoption, particularly on vertically-linked organizations. Identifying major issues that are critical to physicians, the end users and key stakeholders, is crucial for IOKSS deployment. Based on data collected from physicians in Oman, results indicated that peers, the sector and knowledge workers, are critical factors to physicians' attitudes toward IOKSS. The study also indicated that physicians' attitudes were positively associated with their intention to share implicit, explicit, exploratory and exploitive knowledge. These results are valuable for organizational designing, planning and decision-making regarding their adoption of IOKSS in the health sector.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Diffusion Management and Knowledge Sharing
Subtitle of host publicationBreakthroughs in Research and Practice
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781799804185
ISBN (Print)9781799804178
Publication statusPublished - Oct 11 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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