Analysing Knowledge-Sharing Practices Using Activity Theory in the SME Organisation
Source of Publication
Journal of Information & Knowledge Management
An activity theory method is used to analyse the knowledge-sharing practices. The activity theory emphasises the necessity of analysing the SME organisation as a whole. In the context of knowledge-sharing practices, activity theory is used to collect interconnected parts of SME practices. A cross-sectional design was used to study the relationship among relationship commitment, knowledge-sharing practices, employee development, team performance, and a moderating role of social identification. The majority of the SMEs were established 3–5 years ago (46.3%), and 84.4% were private, with an employee range of less than 50 (73.1%). Furthermore, 82.1% of the SMEs in this study were in the growth stage. Knowledge-sharing practices have a significant positive effect on team performance (0.278, [Formula: see text]), with a moderating impact of role and behaviour on knowledge-sharing practices and team performance (0.178, [Formula: see text]). The findings have confirmed the significant and positive effects of knowledge-sharing practices on the mediation of employee development (0.045, [Formula: see text]). The activity theory models for knowledge-sharing practices emphasise the contextual nature of knowledge sharing and ensure systematic evaluation.
World Scientific Pub Co Pte Ltd
Knowledge sharing, Small medium enterprise (SME), Activity theory, Knowledge management
Mustapha, S. M. F. D. Syed, "Analysing Knowledge-Sharing Practices Using Activity Theory in the SME Organisation" (2022). All Works. 5475.
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