An exploration of the influence of cultural factors on knowledge sharing within an organisational context in Libya

Almahjub, Ali Ahmed (2011) An exploration of the influence of cultural factors on knowledge sharing within an organisational context in Libya. PhD thesis, University of Gloucestershire.

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This research was conducted to develop and understanding of the cultural aspects that enable or inhibit knowledge sharing in organisations, in order to advance understanding of the link between knowledge sharing and culture by exploring how knowledge sharing in Libyan companies mirrors the Libyan cultural aspects. The site of study was one Libyan public company. Data was collected by using face-to-face semi structured interviews. As a first stage the technique of initial identifying, coding and categorising was conducted for data analysis. The second stage that adopted activity theory (activity systems) as a framework for interpreting the findings from the first stage describes the different cultural contextual levels of knowledge sharing. The research contributes to the body of knowledge on "knowledge sharing". It extends this knowledge by addressing twenty factors categorised under two headings: the factors that enable knowledge sharing , and the factors inhibiting knowledge sharing. The factors considered as new findings from this study are gender difference, religion (Islam), nepotism, and managers' roles. Another contribution stems from the use of activity theory as an interpretive framework.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Culture; Knowledge sharing; Libya; Activity theory, LISCO
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business > HF5387 Business Ethics
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business > HF5717 Business communication
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Gloucestershire Business School
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2021 14:23
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2021 14:23

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