The Knowledge Enablers of Knowledge Transfer: An Empirical Study in Telecommunications Companies

IBIMA Business Review

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Khaled Mohammad Al-Gharibeh

Ajloun National Private University-Ajloun-Jordan

Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 328944, IBIMA Business Review, 13 pages, DOI: 10.5171/2011.328944

Received date : ; Accepted date : ; Published date : 1 March 2011

Copyright © 2011 Khaled Mohammad. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License unported 3.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided that original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Recently knowledge sharing (KS) becomes the focus of attention from many practitioners and academics. Knowledge transfer is an integral part of knowledge sharing. In order to build on the knowledge asset, organizations need to share knowledge and transfer this knowledge within organizational networks. Nowadays, managers need to understand which knowledge enablers are effective to provide a conducive environment for KS. Currently, managers need to support and facilitate knowledge transfer process rather than control it. This study focuses on the knowledge transfer by identifying it’s enablers as discussed in many previous studies Therefore, the purpose of this study is intended to investigate to identify the knowledge enablers which need to be developed as mechanisms to stimulate knowledge creation, protect knowledge and build effective knowledge sharing behavior in telecommunications companies. The empirical examination of research model indicated that knowledge strategy, organizational culture, information technology, and knowledge leadership as knowledge enablers have a significant positive relationship with knowledge transfer.

Keywords: Knowledge Management; Knowledge transfer; Business Managers