Title: Managing expatriate knowledge sharing process: the roles of source and recipient contexts

Authors: Li-Yueh Lee; Alfiyatul Qomariyah

Addresses: Department of Business Administration, Kun Shan University, No. 195, Kun-Da Road, Yong-Kang District, Tainan 71003, Taiwan ' Department of Accounting, Universitas Airlangga, No. 4-6, Airlangga Road, Gubeng, Surabaya 60286, East Java, Indonesia

Abstract: Knowledge sharing is very crucial but not an easy activity in knowledge management. Managers need to have deep understanding about factors that influence knowledge sharing. Some of the most crucial antecedents come from source and recipient context as the actors in knowledge sharing. Therefore, study tries to explain the influence of source and recipient context including motivation, opportunity, absorptive capacity, cultural intelligence, and self-efficacy on knowledge sharing collecting and donating. By conducting data from 234 Taiwanese and foreign expatriates in Taiwan, this study developed some important conclusions. The findings of this study show that opportunity, absorptive capacity, cultural intelligence, and self-efficacy influence knowledge sharing. Since previous studies regarding source and recipient contexts that influence knowledge sharing are limited, this study enables to give an important insight for further academic validation and will be useful for managers and academicians to improve effectiveness of knowledge sharing during the expatriation process.

Keywords: knowledge sharing; motivation; opportunity; absorptive capacity; cultural intelligence; self-efficacy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSS.2018.100203

International Journal of Services and Standards, 2018 Vol.12 No.3/4, pp.332 - 346

Received: 19 Apr 2017
Accepted: 21 Sep 2017

Published online: 18 Jun 2019 *

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