Knowledge sharing in context: the influence of organizational commitment, communication climate and CMC use on knowledge sharing

  title={Knowledge sharing in context: the influence of organizational commitment, communication climate and CMC use on knowledge sharing},
  author={Bart van den Hooff and Jan A. de Ridder},
  journal={J. Knowl. Manag.},
Determining which factors promote or impede the sharing of knowledge within groups and organizations constitutes an important area of research. This paper focuses on three such influences: “organizational commitment,” “organizational communication,” and the use of a specific instrument of communication – computer‐mediated communication (CMC). Two processes of knowledge sharing are distinguished: donating and collecting. A number of hypotheses are presented concerning the influence of commitment… 

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