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The role of agreeableness trait and communal organisational culture in knowledge sharing

The role of agreeableness trait and communal organisational culture in knowledge sharing personality traits (Jadin et al., 2013). Some scholars have also considered the influence of personality traits on knowledge sharing (Matzler et al., 2008; Mooradian et al., 2006; Gupta, 2008). Studies (e.g. Teh et al., 2011) have provided empirical evidence for the relationship between big five personality traits and knowledge sharing behaviour. Again, Gupta (2008) found that individuals with agreeableness trait are more likely to offer support. It can be inferred that individuals with this trait will share their knowledge with others. In spite of this, it appears that studies assessing the role of in knowledge sharing in a single study are rare, although each of them has been used with other variables to predict knowledge sharing (Delong and Fahey, 2000; Ones et al., 2005). The purpose of this study is to ascertain how best communal organisational culture and agreeableness trait can jointly predict knowledge sharing in industries in Ghana. Dia (1996) observed that leveraging organisational culture to improve performance in Africa is not only critical but sometimes difficult due to the incompatibility of formal organisations and the local culture such as collectivist culture. Therefore, Ghana being a communal society (Hofstede, 1983) will have implication for knowledge sharing among http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies Inderscience Publishers

The role of agreeableness trait and communal organisational culture in knowledge sharing

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Inderscience Publishers
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Copyright © 2016 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
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1743-8268
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1743-8276
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10.1504/IJKMS.2016.080242
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Abstract

personality traits (Jadin et al., 2013). Some scholars have also considered the influence of personality traits on knowledge sharing (Matzler et al., 2008; Mooradian et al., 2006; Gupta, 2008). Studies (e.g. Teh et al., 2011) have provided empirical evidence for the relationship between big five personality traits and knowledge sharing behaviour. Again, Gupta (2008) found that individuals with agreeableness trait are more likely to offer support. It can be inferred that individuals with this trait will share their knowledge with others. In spite of this, it appears that studies assessing the role of in knowledge sharing in a single study are rare, although each of them has been used with other variables to predict knowledge sharing (Delong and Fahey, 2000; Ones et al., 2005). The purpose of this study is to ascertain how best communal organisational culture and agreeableness trait can jointly predict knowledge sharing in industries in Ghana. Dia (1996) observed that leveraging organisational culture to improve performance in Africa is not only critical but sometimes difficult due to the incompatibility of formal organisations and the local culture such as collectivist culture. Therefore, Ghana being a communal society (Hofstede, 1983) will have implication for knowledge sharing among

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International Journal of Knowledge Management StudiesInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2016

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