Title: KMS self-efficacy, KMS quality, expected reward and subjective norm: investigating knowledge sharing attitude of Malaysia's Halal industry

Authors: Christine Nya-Ling Tan; T. Ramayah; Simona Popa

Addresses: Faculty of Management, Multimedia University, Persiaran Multimedia, 63100 Cyberjaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia ' School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Minden, 11800 Penang, Malaysia; UTM International Business School (UTM-IBS), Level 10, Menara Razak, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra (Jalan Semarak) 54100, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ' Department of Management & Finance, Universidad de Murcia, Campus de Espinardo, 30100 Espinardo, Murcia, Spain

Abstract: Despite the proliferation of knowledge management research, there is still no clear answer to the question of the effect of Knowledge Management System (KMS) self-efficacy, KMS quality, expected reward and subjective norm on knowledge sharing (KS) attitude among employees predominantly in the context of the Halal industry. This paper would shed some light by analysing the data collected from the Halal industry located in Malaysia's Halal Parks, residing in the states of Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Melaka. By employing the partial least squares path modelling, the results of the empirical study extend the understanding of the antecedents - KMS self-efficacy, KMS quality and subjective norm by confirming their significant effect on employees KS attitude with subjective norm as the utmost major predictor. The implications to both research and practice are also provided in this paper.

Keywords: KMS self-efficacy; KMS self-efficacy quality; expected reward; subjective norm; knowledge sharing attitude; Halal industry.

DOI: 10.1504/EJIM.2017.10006508

European Journal of International Management, 2017 Vol.11 No.4, pp.407 - 429

Received: 21 Mar 2016
Accepted: 06 Jul 2016

Published online: 31 Jul 2017 *

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