The motivators and benefits of sharing knowledge to a KMS repository in an Omani organization

Kamla Ali Al-Busaidi, Lorne Olfman, Terry Ryan, Gondy Leroy

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Knowledge is a powerful resource that enables individuals and organizations to achieve several benefits such as improved learning and decisionmaking. Repository knowledge management system (KMS) assists organizations to efficiently capture their knowledge for later reuse. However, the breadth and depth of a knowledge management system depends on the magnitude of knowledge contributed to the system. This paper aimed to empirically investigate the motivators of knowledge sharing behavior and the individual benefits of such behavior in a culture where knowledge is perceived as power and private. Based on 104 employees in a major private petroleum organization in Oman and the partial least square analysis methodology, the results suggested that knowledge contributors were motivated by the system technical characteristics and the organizational-culture dimensions such as management support and rewards policy. Information technology service quality and peers trustworthiness were not significant motivators for sharing knowledge.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovation and Knowledge Management in Business Globalization
Subtitle of host publicationTheory and Practice - Proceedings of the 10th International Business Information Management Association Conference
PublisherInternational Business Information Management Association, IBIMA
Pages928-935
Number of pages8
Volume1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event10th IBIMA Conference on Innovation and Knowledge Management in Business Globalization - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: Jun 30 2008Jul 1 2008

Other

Other10th IBIMA Conference on Innovation and Knowledge Management in Business Globalization
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period6/30/087/1/08

Fingerprint

Knowledge management
Information technology
Crude oil
Personnel
Repository
Knowledge management systems
Knowledge sharing
Employees
Resources
Reuse
Peers
Service quality
Reward
Petroleum
Decision making
Organizational culture
Methodology
Management support
Oman
Partial least squares

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

Cite this

Al-Busaidi, K. A., Olfman, L., Ryan, T., & Leroy, G. (2008). The motivators and benefits of sharing knowledge to a KMS repository in an Omani organization. In Innovation and Knowledge Management in Business Globalization: Theory and Practice - Proceedings of the 10th International Business Information Management Association Conference (Vol. 1-2, pp. 928-935). International Business Information Management Association, IBIMA.

The motivators and benefits of sharing knowledge to a KMS repository in an Omani organization. / Al-Busaidi, Kamla Ali; Olfman, Lorne; Ryan, Terry; Leroy, Gondy.

Innovation and Knowledge Management in Business Globalization: Theory and Practice - Proceedings of the 10th International Business Information Management Association Conference. Vol. 1-2 International Business Information Management Association, IBIMA, 2008. p. 928-935.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Al-Busaidi, KA, Olfman, L, Ryan, T & Leroy, G 2008, The motivators and benefits of sharing knowledge to a KMS repository in an Omani organization. in Innovation and Knowledge Management in Business Globalization: Theory and Practice - Proceedings of the 10th International Business Information Management Association Conference. vol. 1-2, International Business Information Management Association, IBIMA, pp. 928-935, 10th IBIMA Conference on Innovation and Knowledge Management in Business Globalization, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 6/30/08.
Al-Busaidi KA, Olfman L, Ryan T, Leroy G. The motivators and benefits of sharing knowledge to a KMS repository in an Omani organization. In Innovation and Knowledge Management in Business Globalization: Theory and Practice - Proceedings of the 10th International Business Information Management Association Conference. Vol. 1-2. International Business Information Management Association, IBIMA. 2008. p. 928-935
Al-Busaidi, Kamla Ali ; Olfman, Lorne ; Ryan, Terry ; Leroy, Gondy. / The motivators and benefits of sharing knowledge to a KMS repository in an Omani organization. Innovation and Knowledge Management in Business Globalization: Theory and Practice - Proceedings of the 10th International Business Information Management Association Conference. Vol. 1-2 International Business Information Management Association, IBIMA, 2008. pp. 928-935
@inproceedings{a77ab848d7be4381b66a959dba1116d6,
title = "The motivators and benefits of sharing knowledge to a KMS repository in an Omani organization",
abstract = "Knowledge is a powerful resource that enables individuals and organizations to achieve several benefits such as improved learning and decisionmaking. Repository knowledge management system (KMS) assists organizations to efficiently capture their knowledge for later reuse. However, the breadth and depth of a knowledge management system depends on the magnitude of knowledge contributed to the system. This paper aimed to empirically investigate the motivators of knowledge sharing behavior and the individual benefits of such behavior in a culture where knowledge is perceived as power and private. Based on 104 employees in a major private petroleum organization in Oman and the partial least square analysis methodology, the results suggested that knowledge contributors were motivated by the system technical characteristics and the organizational-culture dimensions such as management support and rewards policy. Information technology service quality and peers trustworthiness were not significant motivators for sharing knowledge.",
author = "Al-Busaidi, {Kamla Ali} and Lorne Olfman and Terry Ryan and Gondy Leroy",
year = "2008",
language = "English",
volume = "1-2",
pages = "928--935",
booktitle = "Innovation and Knowledge Management in Business Globalization",
publisher = "International Business Information Management Association, IBIMA",

}

TY - GEN

T1 - The motivators and benefits of sharing knowledge to a KMS repository in an Omani organization

AU - Al-Busaidi, Kamla Ali

AU - Olfman, Lorne

AU - Ryan, Terry

AU - Leroy, Gondy

PY - 2008

Y1 - 2008

N2 - Knowledge is a powerful resource that enables individuals and organizations to achieve several benefits such as improved learning and decisionmaking. Repository knowledge management system (KMS) assists organizations to efficiently capture their knowledge for later reuse. However, the breadth and depth of a knowledge management system depends on the magnitude of knowledge contributed to the system. This paper aimed to empirically investigate the motivators of knowledge sharing behavior and the individual benefits of such behavior in a culture where knowledge is perceived as power and private. Based on 104 employees in a major private petroleum organization in Oman and the partial least square analysis methodology, the results suggested that knowledge contributors were motivated by the system technical characteristics and the organizational-culture dimensions such as management support and rewards policy. Information technology service quality and peers trustworthiness were not significant motivators for sharing knowledge.

AB - Knowledge is a powerful resource that enables individuals and organizations to achieve several benefits such as improved learning and decisionmaking. Repository knowledge management system (KMS) assists organizations to efficiently capture their knowledge for later reuse. However, the breadth and depth of a knowledge management system depends on the magnitude of knowledge contributed to the system. This paper aimed to empirically investigate the motivators of knowledge sharing behavior and the individual benefits of such behavior in a culture where knowledge is perceived as power and private. Based on 104 employees in a major private petroleum organization in Oman and the partial least square analysis methodology, the results suggested that knowledge contributors were motivated by the system technical characteristics and the organizational-culture dimensions such as management support and rewards policy. Information technology service quality and peers trustworthiness were not significant motivators for sharing knowledge.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84896310276&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84896310276&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Conference contribution

VL - 1-2

SP - 928

EP - 935

BT - Innovation and Knowledge Management in Business Globalization

PB - International Business Information Management Association, IBIMA

ER -