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The impact of organisational size on the implementation of knowledge sharing practices in quantity surveying firms in Malaysia

Mohd Nor, F and Egbu, CO 2010, The impact of organisational size on the implementation of knowledge sharing practices in quantity surveying firms in Malaysia , in: CIB World Congress 2010, 10-13 May 2010, The Lowry, Salford Quays, United Kingdom.

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    Abstract

    Knowledge management (KM) is increasingly seen as a key factor for organisational success in the information era and in the knowledge economy. Knowledge sharing in organisations is an important aspect of knowledge management. There is an on-going debate as to the impact that organisational size have on the implementation of knowledge sharing initiatives in organisational contexts. Much of this debate takes place in different industrial settings, with very little in the construction industry sector. Similarly, there are little or no empirical studies conducted in this regard in Quantity Surveying Firm. Quantity Surveying Firms are, arguably, knowledge-intensive in nature, and currently face intense local and global competition in the current business environment. This paper seeks to explore the extent to which organisational size impacts on the implementation of knowledge sharing in Quantity Surveying Firms in Malaysia. Data based on both review of external literature and from pilot questionnaires completed by quantity surveying firms in Malaysia were analysed and provide the basis for conclusions and recommendations. The paper also observed that there are many constructs and measures of organisational size which needs due cognisance in understanding the different and complex ways in which organisational size may impact on the implementation of knowledge sharing practices and initiatives.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TH Building construction
    Built and Human Environment
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Management in Construction Research Centre (MIC)
    Journal or Publication Title: CIB World Conference 2010
    Publisher: School of Built Environment, The University of Salford
    Refereed: Yes
    Depositing User: IN Mohd Zin
    Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2011 13:27
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:46
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/12826

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