Organizational commitment, knowledge management initiative importance and success likelihood as antecedents of knowledge sharing intention: An exploratory study

Govind Iyer, Sury Ravindran

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Abstract

Using an experimental design to explore the individual and interactive effects of organizational commitment, likelihood of success of a knowledge management initiative, and importance ascribed to the KM initiative by a firm on a knowledge worker's intention to share her knowledge, we find that importance by itself positively impacts knowledge sharing intent. The effect of importance appears to be enhanced (super-additively) by success likelihood. Organizational commitment is substitutable by the two factors of importance and success likelihood. Implications of these reported 2 and 3-way interactions are that seemingly logical influences may in actuality be conditional on other variables, i.e., their influences are configural. A KM effort that disregards any element of the triad does so at its own risk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication19th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2013 - Hyperconnected World
Subtitle of host publicationAnything, Anywhere, Anytime
Pages2654-2659
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Event19th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2013 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Aug 15 2013Aug 17 2013

Publication series

Name19th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2013 - Hyperconnected World: Anything, Anywhere, Anytime
Volume4

Other

Other19th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2013
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period8/15/138/17/13

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Keywords

  • KM initiatives
  • KM success
  • Knowledge sharing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

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Iyer, G., & Ravindran, S. (2013). Organizational commitment, knowledge management initiative importance and success likelihood as antecedents of knowledge sharing intention: An exploratory study. In 19th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2013 - Hyperconnected World: Anything, Anywhere, Anytime (pp. 2654-2659). (19th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2013 - Hyperconnected World: Anything, Anywhere, Anytime; Vol. 4).