Benefits of Knowledge Sharing from the Managers’ Point of View

  • Zuzana Crhova, Jana Matošková, Drahomira Pavelkova
  • Knowledge Management An International Journal, January 2018, Common Ground Publishing
  • DOI: 10.18848/2327-7998/cgp/v18i01/1-15

What are the benefits of knowledge sharing recognized by the managers of the companies?

Photo by Austin Distel on Unsplash

Photo by Austin Distel on Unsplash

What is it about?

This paper presents a qualitative study based on interviews conducted with 11 managers from Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Japan. The first aim of this research was to probe into the experiences of managers in order to assess whether they are aware of the benefits of knowledge sharing and, subsequently, to categorize these benefits. The second aim was to ascertain which measures of these knowledge sharing benefits would be suggested by the managers. Data was collected via interviews with managers from Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Japan.

Why is it important?

The implementation and promotion of knowledge sharing can be challenging for managers, because it is difficult to measure the benefits. Respondents suggested that knowledge sharing can assist the company improve innovation skills, relationships within and outside of the company, source optimization, and financial performance.

Perspectives

Zuzana Crhová
Tomas Bata University in Zlín

I hope this article can help to promote knowledge sharing as an important activity.

Dr. Jana Matošková
Tomas Bata University in Zlín

Interviewed managers do realize the positive impact of knowledge sharing on the innovation ability of their companies.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.18848/2327-7998/cgp/v18i01/1-15

The following have contributed to this page: Dr. Jana Matošková and Zuzana Crhová