View : 15 Download: 0

Knowledge sharing and institutionalism in the healthcare industry

Title
Knowledge sharing and institutionalism in the healthcare industry
Authors
Kim Y.-M.Newby-Bennett D.Song H.-J.
Ewha Authors
송희준
SCOPUS Author ID
송희준scopus
Issue Date
2012
Journal Title
Journal of Knowledge Management
ISSN
1367-3270JCR Link
Citation
vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 480 - 494
Indexed
SSCI; SCOPUS WOS scopus
Abstract
Purpose: Knowledge sharing is recognized as one of the most important ways to improve organizational performance. Organizations strive to facilitate knowledge sharing routines, yet these attempts often fail. Although the successful deployment of knowledge sharing practices has been a focus of knowledge management and organizational performance studies, little research has considered the impacts of institutional structures. As such, the purpose of this study is to investigate the extent to which institutional structures facilitate knowledge sharing practices and their impacts on organizational performance. Design/methodology/approach: Based on 220 usable survey responses, the authors applied structural equation modeling (SEM) to observe the extent to which institutional structures enhance organizational performance through knowledge sharing, and other important knowledge sharing-related constructs (i.e. leadership and punitive behavior). The healthcare industry was used as the research context as it is a knowledge-intensive industry. Findings: The study finds that knowledge sharing practices were strongly influenced by institutional structures, and together considerably enhanced patient safety. Furthermore, the institutional structures had a high impact on leadership roles and the abatement of punitive behaviors, which in turn collectively considerably enhanced patient safety. Originality/value: This paper recognizes the power of institutional structures that successfully facilitate knowledge sharing practices within an environment that is unfriendly to knowledge sharing behaviors. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
DOI
10.1108/13673271211238788
Appears in Collections:
사회과학대학 > 행정학전공 > Journal papers
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Export
RIS (EndNote)
XLS (Excel)
XML


qrcode

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

BROWSE