Authors: Shikha N. Khera; Karishma Gulati
Addresses: Assistant Professor, Delhi School of Management, Delhi Technological University, New Delhi, India ' Research Scholar, Delhi School of Management, Delhi Technological University, New Delhi, India
Abstract: Knowledge sharing has become a hot topic in recent years in the IT sector. However, though there is a lot of research on knowledge management, tacit knowledge sharing has rarely been studied in the IT industry literature. The purpose of this paper is to analyse the role of reward system in tacit knowledge sharing behaviour of employees of IT organisations in India. It also identifies the monetary and non-monetary rewards that influence the three dimensions of tacit knowledge sharing behaviour - organisational knowledge sharing behaviour, project/task knowledge sharing behaviour and skill knowledge sharing behaviour. Multistage-stratified sampling was used to select the employees from lower, middle and upper middle managerial levels from IT organisations and structural equation modelling was used to predict and estimate the relationships.
Keywords: monetary rewards; non-monetary rewards; reward systems; IT industry; information technology; tacit knowledge; knowledge sharing behaviour; organisational knowledge; project knowledge; task knowledge; skills knowledge; structural equation modelling; SEM.
International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, 2015 Vol.6 No.4, pp.322 - 336
Received: 28 Jul 2015
Accepted: 01 Sep 2015
Published online: 12 Jan 2016 *