Motivation and Knowledge Sharing through Social Media within Danish Organizations

Pia Nielsen, Liana Razmerita

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCreating Value for All Through IT : IFIP WG 8.6 International Conference on Transfer and Diffusion of IT, TDIT 2014, Aalborg, Denmark, June 2-4, 2014. Proceedings
    EditorsBirgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn, Peter Axel Nielsen
    Place of PublicationHeidelberg
    PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
    Publication date2014
    Pages197-213
    ISBN (Print)9783662434581
    ISBN (Electronic)9783662434598
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventIFIP WG 8.6 International Conference on Transfer and Diffusion of IT, TDIT 2014 - Aalborg, Denmark
    Duration: 2 Jun 20144 Jun 2014

    Conference

    ConferenceIFIP WG 8.6 International Conference on Transfer and Diffusion of IT, TDIT 2014
    CountryDenmark
    CityAalborg
    Period02/06/201404/06/2014
    SeriesIFIP AICT - Advances in Information and Communication technology
    Volume429
    ISSN1868-4238

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