Count, proportion, qualitative
Measures the extent to which participants are confident to share knowledge
Surveys, in-depth interviews
Periodic (before, during, and after specific activities)
The aim of this indicator is to measure self-efficacy related to knowledge sharing, as perceived self-efficacy influences motivation and behavior (Bandura, 1986). In the context of knowledge sharing, Hsu et al. (2007) describe a host of perceived capabilities—such as generating, combining, and sharing knowledge—to consider, related to knowledge sharing and management. An individual's perceived knowledge-sharing self-efficacy has a positive effect on their knowledge-sharing behavior (Hsu et al., 2007).
Further research is required to better understand the impact of knowledge-sharing self-efficacy on knowledge-sharing behavior, beyond current research that examines relationships in communities comparing virtual, face-to-face, and a combination of virtual and face-to-face environments.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017