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The critical success factors for knowledge sharing behaviour among Malaysian undergraduate students

Sulaiman, NIS 2010, The critical success factors for knowledge sharing behaviour among Malaysian undergraduate students , PhD thesis, Salford : University of Salford.

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    Abstract

    This research investigates the critical success factors of knowledge sharing behaviour among Malaysian undergraduate students. Each university has their own method in delivering knowledge to their undergraduates, but occasionally there would still to met the requirement of students and this had not received . The research question is: what makes knowledge sharing behaviour successful among two Malaysian undergraduate communities in Manchester, United Kingdom and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia? The aim of this research is to identify the critical success factors for effective knowledge sharing behaviour among Malaysian undergraduate students. On that basis, this research identifies how Malaysian undergraduate students are using Web 2.0 applications and other media for knowledge sharing behaviour. For a pilot study, document web archives are searched. A pilot study was conducted as a preliminary research. The pilot study identified the types and mediums of knowledge shared among Malaysian undergraduate students from the perspective of community leaders. Moreover, challenges and difficulties in handling the community members of knowledge sharing behaviour have been identified. The target interviewees are student leaders in a student community representing Malaysian undergraduate students. The second data collection has investigated done using weblogs for each study through content analysis. From the analysis of the main data collection, the researcher has identified the success factors using relevant theories. The main theory that was use is Knowledge Sharing Behaviour theory which has been adapted from four main theories. The research method in the main data collection was content analysis and online questionnaire survey. The creation model which identifies the critical success factors in knowledge sharing (KS) methods among Malaysian undergraduate students is then presented as the main contribution of this research.

    Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
    Contributors: Burke, ME(Supervisor)
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Business & Law
    Colleges and Schools > College of Business & Law > Salford Business School
    Depositing User: Institutional Repository
    Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2012 14:34
    Last Modified: 18 Feb 2014 10:34
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/26929

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