International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 5 (4), 2008 – interesting articles

[Deutscher Titel: International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 5 (4), 2008 – interessante Artikel (Text übersetzen: Deutsch)]

International Journal of Innovation and Learning (IJIL)
Volume 5 – Issue 4 – 2008

A motivation model for knowledge management within an organisation 429 – 442
Chia-Ping Yu, Chia-Yi Liu

  • Abstract: The main purpose of this study was to elucidate the motivation for knowledge-sharing; this was achieved by integrating a model of psychology contract and a Hierarchical Model of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation (HMIEM). Major findings of this research are as follows. Firstly, from an organisational viewpoint, the motivation is affected directly by the commitment, with internalisation and identification commitment being important to motivating knowledge sharing. Secondly, from the viewpoint of individuals, the motivation is influenced directly by the needs of an employee for knowledge-sharing behaviour. Furthermore, the need for autonomy influences motivation more than does the need for relatedness and competence. Employees do not share knowledge spontaneously even they are aware of the expectation or pressure from their employing organisation. For academics, this study contributes to the development of knowledge-sharing models by elucidating the linkages between the model of psychological contract and HMIEM.
  • Keywords: commitment; knowledge sharing; knowledge management; KM; motivation; psychology needs; modelling.
  • DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2008.017562

Epistemetrics: conceptual domain and metrics of knowledge management 443 – 455
Eliezer Geisler, Nilmini Wickramasinghe

  • Abstract: By and large, the emerging field of knowledge management has mainly contained a variety of attempts to define the field, to explain its core components and to discuss its relevance and utility to organisations. Much of this literature is replete with normative narratives, albeit with some narrative cases of implementation. There is a lack of a cohesive set of research questions and even more striking, there is a lack of an appropriate and generally accepted methodology and means of measuring the process and outcomes from knowledge management. This paper describes the sub-field of Epistemetrics: the metrics of knowledge. It fills the need in the literature of having a coherent system to measure knowledge. Epistemetrics is a domain composed of three inter related parts: what we measure in knowledge management; how we measure, and why we measure (what is the value generated from knowledge management). This paper focuses on the topic: how we measure.
  • Keywords: epistemetrics; knowledge implementation; knowledge repository; knowledge transfer; knowledge processes; knowledge management; KM; knowledge metrics; knowledge measurement.
  • DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2008.017563

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