Title: Investigating the use of ICT tools for knowledge sharing among faculty members in UAE

Authors: Abdoulaye Kaba; Chennupati K. Ramaiah

Addresses: Al Ain University of Science and Technology, Al Ain Campus, Al Ain, P.O. Box 64141, UAE ' Department of Library and Information Science, School of Media and Communication, Pondicherry University, R.V. Nagar, Kalapet, Puducherry, 605014, India

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the use of ICT tools for knowledge sharing among faculty members. It also identifies the ICT tools used mostly for knowledge sharing by the participants. Data were collected through an online survey questionnaire instrument. A total of 300 faculty members from 26 academic institutions participated in the study. The study found that e-mail is the most ICT tools used by respondents for knowledge sharing. Meanwhile, male faculty members are found using ICT tools for knowledge sharing than female faculty members. Similarly, 46-55 age group, PhD degree holders, assistant professors, IT faculty members, and faculty members with more than 11 years experiences in teaching and research lead the use of knowledge sharing tools as compared to the other groups. The study revealed significant differences among faculty members in relation to age, qualifications, and specialisations.

Keywords: knowledge management; knowledge sharing; ICT; knowledge workers; faculty members; universities; colleges; UAE.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKMS.2019.103350

International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, 2019 Vol.10 No.4, pp.365 - 380

Received: 05 Oct 2017
Accepted: 05 Feb 2018

Published online: 28 Oct 2019 *

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