Knowledge sharing in an organization

Introduction

​Wang and Wang (2012), suggests that knowledge sharing has an impact on innovation and how well an organization’s operations contribute to overall performance (p. 8989). In a competitive environment, businesses are relying on their ability to manage and share knowledge to obtain or maintain their competitive edge. The impact of sharing knowledge within an organization is an area that researchers are seeking further information and would like to close the gap in the research. The research resulted in identified common themes that relate to the positive and negative impact of sharing knowledge in an organization.

​This paper will provide a research plan, and the identified need for further research, for the topic of positive and negative impacts of knowledge sharing in an organization. The paper will cover the research rationale, purpose of the research, significance of the study, research question(s), method, research design, approach, design rationale, the population, and ethical considerations.

Research Rationale

​Knowledge management (KM), and the subsequent concept of knowledge sharing (KS), plays an integral part in measuring the success of an organization. Organizations that manage knowledge well, promote knowledge sharing among their employees, turn newly acquired knowledge into innovation, and make knowledge management and knowledge sharing a part of their overall business strategy, usually are successful.

​The challenge for the business world and academia alike, is how to measure the impact that knowledge sharing has on an organization. Lee and Choi (2003) posits, there is very little research in the area of measuring the impact of knowledge sharing as it relates to effectiveness in an organization (p. 180). The research paper will explore this gap by reviewing research previously conducted on this topic and identify the common themes extracted by management professionals within various organizations.

Purpose of the Research

​The purpose of the research is to examine data from management professionals and contribute knowledge for the topic of the positive and negative impact of knowledge sharing in an organization. The research will review answers to questionnaires to determine if there are common themes for positive and negative impacts of knowledge sharing as it relates to how knowledge is shared, the cultural aspects, trust factors, and technology issues. Variable such as age, technology, and gender may affect knowledge sharing in an organization (Killingsworth, Xue, & Liu, 2016, p. 288). The questionnaires may p

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