Knowledge Sharing: A Recipe for Corporate Sustainability
- December 1, 2018
- Posted by: RSIS
- Category: Management
International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS) | Volume II, Issue XI, November 2018 | ISSN 2454–6186
TAMUNOMIEBI, Miebaka Dagogo1, OFURUM, Ugonna Augustina2
1Ph D., Department of Management, Faculty of Management Sciences, Rivers, State University, Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, PMB 5080, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
2Doctoral Candidate, Department of Management, Faculty of Management Sciences, Rivers State University, Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, PMB 5080, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Abstract:-The paper critically reviewed knowledge sharing as a recipe for corporate sustainability. Knowledge is the most vital strategic resource that can make an organization to achieve sustainable competitive advantage over their competitors. As a result of this, knowledge management becomes a must do process for organizations. Reviews however, show the crux of knowledge management to be knowledge sharing and this forms the focus of this paper. The main aim of this paper is to review the effect of knowledge sharing on corporate sustainability. The paper is a theoretical review of extant literature on the concepts of knowledge, knowledge management, knowledge sharing and corporate sustainability. It also reviewed the importance of sharing knowledge, challenges encountered while sharing knowledge, how to encourage knowledge sharing and its alignment with corporate sustainability. The paper further reviewed some empirical works on the outcomes of knowledge sharing; organizational performance, innovation, organizational learning, organizational culture and employee resilience. The paper then concluded that knowledge sharing is an indispensable element of an organization’s intellectual capital which assists organization to remain in business in the long run and also help them maximize their stakeholders’ value. The paper also concluded that knowledge will be valueless if it is acquired, converted, retained and not shared. Based on this backdrop, organizations striving to survive in the face of globalization and intense competition should develop a culture that embraces knowledge sharing.
Key words: Knowledge sharing, corporate sustainability, Knowledge management, organizational performance