Title: Investigation of enablers of knowledge transfer in the medical industry

Authors: Han-Wen Tuan

Addresses: Department of Information Management, National Sun Yat-sen University, No. 70, Lien-Hai Rd., Kaohsiung, 804, Taiwan

Abstract: This paper presents a research model for investigating the relationship between organisational enablers and the Knowledge Transfer (KT) Performance (KTP) in the medical industry. The enablers include leadership, organisational culture, Information Technology (IT) and individual performance measurement, and KTP is determined by individual capability, organisational capability and product/service innovation. This paper chose professional medical personnel as the research subject to determine whether or not these enablers affect KT. The findings show that only leadership directly affects the KTP, with IT also impacting both organisational capability and product/service innovation. The implications of these findings are discussed based on interviews with experts and practitioners.

Keywords: e-healthcare; organisational enablers; knowledge transfer performance; KTP; medical industry; electronic healthcare; leadership; organisational culture; information technology; performance measurement; individual capability; organisational capability; innovation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEH.2008.019789

International Journal of Electronic Healthcare, 2008 Vol.4 No.2, pp.132 - 152

Available online: 31 Jul 2008 *

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