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Success Factors on Intra-Organizational Knowledge Transfer

Success Factors on Intra-Organizational Knowledge Transfer
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Author(s): Noornina Dahlan (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia), T. Ramayah (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia), Noorliza Karia (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia), Fun Swee Fong (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia) and Muhammad Hasmi Abu Hassan Asaari (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)
Copyright: 2005
Pages: 4
Source title: Managing Modern Organizations Through Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-822-2.ch162

Abstract

Knowledge transfer has become an important activity for an organization to sustain its effectiveness. By understanding the factors, it will help organizations to use knowledge transfer as a tool to crate and distribute knowledge among their employees. Consequently, it will assist managers to implement strategies in boosting organizational success, and to sustain superior performance. This paper was undertaken to study the success factors driving the knowledge transfer within an organization, in terms of its effectiveness. Factors of terms of knowledge characteristics, recipient of knowledge, and transfer context were diligently studied. The results reveal that knowledge embeddedness and recipient’s learning culture are positively correlated with knowledge transfer success whereas knowledge distance and norm distance are negatively correlated. However, project size and physical distance have no significant impact on knowledge transfer.

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