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Date of this Version

Spring 2-4-2020

Citation

Shahid, Q. & Naveed, M. A. (2020). Knowledge sharing behavior of academicians in Pakistan. Library Philospohy and Practice (e-journal).

Abstract

This study examined the knowledge sharing behavior of the academicians working at University of Sargodha, Sargodha. Quantitative research design using survey method was adopted to conduct this research. The data were collected from 237 academicians sing a questionnaire which contained Knowledge Sharing Behavior Scale and demographic variables. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were applied for data analysis. The results indicated that these academicians used to share their knowledge more often through documents and reports, personal conversations, team meetings, participation in brainstorming sessions, organizational meetings, sharing success stories and personal experiences, asking questions, past mistake and failure stories, coaching junior employees, supporting personal development of new members, and making presentations in the meetings. There were no statistically significant mean differences in the index of knowledge sharing behavior based on gender, social background, education, and teaching experience. Conversely, age and number of publications appeared to be the correlatives of knowledge sharing behavior. The results might help university administration in designing programs for promotion of knowledge sharing culture for collaborative learning and research. This study would be a worthy contribution to the existing literature on knowledge sharing in general and knowledge sharing behavior of academicians in particular.

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