Knowledge sharing: A review and directions for future research

  title={Knowledge sharing: A review and directions for future research},
  author={Sheng Nian Wang and Raymond A. Noe},
  journal={Human Resource Management Review},
  • S. Wang, R. Noe
  • Published 1 June 2010
  • Sociology
  • Human Resource Management Review
Abstract The success of knowledge management initiatives depends on knowledge sharing. This paper reviews qualitative and quantitative studies of individual-level knowledge sharing. Based on the literature review we developed a framework for understanding knowledge sharing research. The framework identifies five areas of emphasis of knowledge sharing research: organizational context, interpersonal and team characteristics, cultural characteristics, individual characteristics, and motivational… 
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