Title: Factors affecting knowledge transfer performance: study on Sudan oil sector

Authors: Abdel Hafiez Ali; Zienab Kodai

Addresses: Department of Business Administration, College of Business Studies, Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST), 11111 Khartoum, Sudan ' Department of Business Administration, College of Business Studies, Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST), 11111 Khartoum, Sudan

Abstract: This study investigates the relationship between the organisational factors and the performance of knowledge transfer. Five independent variables were examined, namely knowledge information sharing, status of documents, communication flow, human resource procedures and level of incentives policy. These variables were tested against knowledge transfer performance; to achieve in-depth empirical study, the petroleum sector of Sudan was chosen. Data collected through survey method and purposive sampling technique was used. The results of the factor analysis showed that the selected independent variables had been merged into seven factors. Regression analysis was conducted to test the hypothesis. The results revealed significant relationship between some variables (organisational culture, job satisfaction and communication flow) with performance of knowledge transfer; therefore, it is necessary for managers to consider these factors in implementing acknowledgement strategy in organisation. Discussion of the results and conclusion are provided. This study then provides insights for future research avenue.

Keywords: knowledge transfer; knowledge sharing; communication flow; organisation performance; Sudan; oil sector; organisational factors; independent variables; information sharing; document status; human resource procedures; incentives levels; petroleum sector; purposive sampling; factor analysis; regression analysis; organisational culture; job satisfaction; managers; acknowledgement strategy; business solutions; developing countries; globalisation; business advancement.

DOI: 10.1504/JGBA.2012.052391

Journal for Global Business Advancement, 2012 Vol.5 No.4, pp.307 - 320

Available online: 28 Feb 2013 *

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