An empirical study of knowledge sharing intention within virtual teams


Given that many organizational tasks are accomplished by people working as virtual teams, it's important to understand team members' knowledge sharing behavior. This study attempts to explore social cognitive factors influencing knowledge sharing in the team-based context. Based on a survey of 183 participants of team projects, this study finds that team climate, sense of self-worth, and past sharing behavior lead to positive attitude toward knowledge sharing. Moreover, attitude toward knowledge sharing and past sharing behavior have a positive impact on knowledge sharing intention. These findings can help managers design work teams to stimulate collaboration and improve performance. Copyright © 2012, IGI Global.

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International Journal of Knowledge Management