Adoption of Web based Knowledge Sharing system amongst Academic Staff

Alotaibi, Hanan, Crowder, Richard and Wills, Gary (2017) Adoption of Web based Knowledge Sharing system amongst Academic Staff Journal of Advanced Management Science, 5, (1), pp. 57-63.


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Knowledge sharing has been considered a significant component of success in Knowledge Management (KM). In most organizations KM is often inadequate when it comes to knowledge sharing. In order to encourage knowledge sharing using Web technology, it is important to know why staff do or do not use web based knowledge sharing system (WKSS), when communicating internally and sharing knowledge via Web technology, and when and where this happens. Very few models have paid attention to examine user acceptance of using WKSS specifically in academic context, therefore, the purpose of this research is to investigate the factors that affect academics’ behavior towards using WKSS. WKSS model, which is a developed model, and at its core usesthe Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) involving expectancy performance, effort expectancy and social influences. Minor changes in these factors are adopted, and additional factors are synthesized, which are: trust in the technology and time expended to enhance our understanding of WKSS acceptance and usage. In regard to the users' assessment, which test the developed model WKSS, all factors are confirmed.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 2168-0787 (print)
Venue - Dates: 2015 5th International Conference on Computer Communication and Management (ICCCM 2015), 2017-01-01
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems
ePrint ID: 379323
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January 2017Published
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2015 10:59
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 05:37
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