sharing plays a very vital role in creating awareness amongst the people in an
organization. As noted by Huysman and Wulf (2006) that individuals or people in
the organization they do not necessarily share their knowledge under all
circumstances and they may not willing to share the knowledge as much as the
organization will be expected from them.
and Cross (2004) Knowledge has become increasingly important assets in many
organizations nowadays. The concept of sharing knowledge is considered to be a
crucial process in developing competitive advantage and superior performance.
Knowledge sharing provides several important advantages to both employees and
organizations such as the
ability to formulate strategies; good decision making and high-performance
level to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of public services will be
remained competitive in the respective industry.
than that, Thomas, Davenport and Lawrence (2005) describe that the knowledge is
for a practical purpose that is related to the concepts such as wisdom and
insight into knowledge. It is also related to the things such as for resolve
and action which is a point to the need to do something with the knowledge.
Kogut & Zander, 1992; Grant, (1996) It is evident that through the
effective creation and transfer of knowledge, an organisation would be able to
gain competitive advantage and superior performance. Thus, modern organisations
are striving towards managing their knowledge so as to enable it to be shared
from within the organisation. This is due to the fact that knowledge is now
regarded as an asset capable of giving many untold benefits that make a
difference between successful and less successful organisation.
Apart from that, knowledge
sharing is one of the key processes in knowledge management as it transforms
knowledge into a valuable organizational asset. Knowledge sharing is believed
to be one of the most important processes for knowledge management Bock and
Kim, 2002; Lathi and Beyerlein, (2000).
Work in teams an often
need to depend on each other when dealing with different responsibilities
regarding the same patient. Even though they work independently to some extent,
the employees are required to communicate and share knowledge with each other
when working together in many patient cases. This calls for an effective
knowledge sharing, which is the process where people transfer and create new
knowledge together Riviera- Vazquez et al. (2009).
knowledge management strategies must emphasize the role of knowledge sharing to
achieve maximum results for organizations. Knowledge sharing is considered as
the most important process in knowledge management and it seems necessary for
the organization to do research on this.
Finally, knowledge is an
important intangible asset to an organisation. People in the organization
played a vital role to share their knowledge so that people will aware of
knowledge sharing. The factors that lead to the knowledge sharing behaviour
have a good impact on the success of the organization, especially in the long