Title: The joint effects of organisational leadership and learning factors of professional intellects in sharing knowledge and innovation

Authors: Kalsom Salleh, Syed Noh Syed Ahmad, Syed Omar Sharifuddin Syed-Ikhsan, Binshan Lin

Addresses: Faculty of Accountancy, University Technology MARA, 11th Floor, SAAS Tower, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. ' Faculty of Accountancy, University Technology MARA, 11th Floor, SAAS Tower, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. ' Leadership Centre, National Institute of Public Administration of Malaysia (INTAN), Bukit Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ' College of Business Administration, Louisiana State University in Shreveport, One University Place, Shreveport, LA 71115, USA

Abstract: This research paper attempts to investigate the relationship between the learning factors of professional intellects and the organisational leadership on the sharing performance of explicit and tacit knowledge in the Accountant General|s department of Malaysia. Accountant General|s department is the main knowledge provider of accounting functions and services to all ministries and government agencies of the federal government in Malaysia. It is a knowledge intensive organisation and it has a large pool of public sector accountants. A survey questionnaire was used to collect data from all public sector accountants employed by the Accountant General|s department. Using factor analysis and multiple regression analysis, this study provides empirical evidence to propose significant joint effects of organisational leadership and learning factors of professional intellects that can contribute in enhancing organisational performance and innovativeness.

Keywords: organisational leadership; learning factors; professional intellects; knowledge sharing; public sector; accountants; Malaysia; accounting services; organisational performance; innovativeness; explicit knowledge; tacit knowledge; Accountant General; government departments; government ministries; government agencies; federal government; knowledge intensive organisations; factor analysis; multiple regression analysis; performance enhancement; innovation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2011.041792

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2011 Vol.10 No.2, pp.103 - 122

Published online: 04 Aug 2011 *

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