Rabia Ishrat, Wali Rahman


Since both academia and practitioners believe that knowledge sharing has become one of the critical ingredients for any organization to have competitive edge, knowing it with its totality is highly imperative. The purpose of this paper is to provide a more inclusive insight about various factors of knowledge sharing that has so far been discussed and empirically tested. A theoretical ground is provided in the introduction to provide strong justification for certain important factors so that the reader can get better idea of the initial concepts. Then, detail literature is reviewed to get better understanding of knowledge sharing itself and the factors affecting knowledge sharing from theoretical and empirical studies. The study is conducted with the help of collecting data from search engines such as Google scholar, papers published in renowned journals, conference proceedings and books. The results show that knowledge sharing factors such as shared goals, social network, social trust, subjective norms, attitude of employees, knowledge of the situation and perception of employees regarding situation play vital role in enhancing knowledge sharing behavior of the employees in an organization. This study has implications for both the researchers and practitioners.


Competitive Advantages, Knowledge sharing, knowledge sharing factors

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