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Knowledge sharing in quantity surveying firms in Malaysia - How the literature review informs the research approach

Mohd Nor, F and Egbu, CO 2009, Knowledge sharing in quantity surveying firms in Malaysia - How the literature review informs the research approach , in: 9th International Post Graduate Research Conference, 29th - 30th January 2009, Salford Quays, Greater Manchester UK.

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    Abstract

    Knowledge sharing in organisation is the act of making knowledge available to others within the organisation. It is the process by which knowledge held by an individual is converted into a medium that can be understood, absorbed, and used by other individuals. Knowledge sharing is important as it provides a link between the individual and the organisation by ‘moving’ knowledge that resides within individuals to the organisational level, where it is converted into economic and competitive value for the organisation. This degree of importance attached to knowledge sharing is heightened in a knowledge economy, where knowledge is seen as a valuable resource for innovation and for gaining competitive advantage. However, increasing evidence points to a paucity of research that has investigated the nature of the different approaches to improving the effectiveness of knowledge sharing, and the appropriate organisational factors at play for knowledge sharing to be fully exploited, and its benefits derived within Quantity Surveying(QS) firms in Malaysia. Therefore, this paper purports to provide an insight, based on a review of literature, into knowledge sharing between individuals in QS firms. It also highlights the main factors that could be seen to inhibit the implementation of knowledge sharing initiatives within QS firms and how the organisation is placed to address the challenges. This raises interesting discussions to do with how best to research knowledge sharing issues in organisations, which is an important aspect of a study on Knowledge sharing in QS firms in Malaysia. Some of these issues are raised and discussed in the paper.

    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: 9th International Post Graduate Research Conference
    Publisher: University of Salford
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 978-1-905732-64-7
    Depositing User: IN Mohd Zin
    Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2011 14:12
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:46
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/12843

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