Motivation and Knowledge Sharing through Social Media within Danish Organizations

Abstract : Based on an empirical quantitative study, this article investigates employee motivation in Danish companies and aims at determining which factors affect employees’ knowledge sharing through social media in a working environment. Our findings pinpoint towards the potential social media have for enhancing internal communication, knowledge sharing and collaboration in organizations, but the adoption is low, at this point, due to mainly organizational and individual factors. Technological factors do not seem to affect employees’ motivation for knowledge sharing as much as previous research has found, but it is the influence from the combination of individual and organizational factors, which affect the adoption of the platforms. A key finding in the study is that knowledge sharing is not a ‘social dilemma’ as previous studies have found. The study shows a positive development in employees’ willingness to share knowledge, because knowledge sharing is considered more beneficial than to hoard it.
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Pia Nielsen, Liana Razmerita. Motivation and Knowledge Sharing through Social Media within Danish Organizations. Transfer and Diffusion of IT (TDIT), Jun 2014, Aalborg, Denmark. pp.197-213, ⟨10.1007/978-3-662-43459-8_13⟩. ⟨hal-01381188⟩

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