A Study on Individual and Organizational Factors Affecting Knowledge Sharing -Focused on The Research & Development Organization in Daedeok Science Town-

지식공유에 미치는 개인적·조직적 영향요인에 관한 연구 -대덕연구단지 연구개발 조직을 중심으로-

  • 김동영 (한국전자통신연구원 지식경영팀) ;
  • 한인수 (충남대학교 경영학과)
  • Received : 2004.02.04
  • Accepted : 2004.06.03
  • Published : 2004.06.01


This research aims to verify individual and organizational factors that will affect knowledge sharing, especially in research & development organizations with a premise that knowledge sharing is one of the most important factors of successful knowledge management. Many factors which are supposed to affect knowledge sharing arc empirically investigated in this research : individual factors ((1)self esteem (2)expected contribution), organizational factors ((3)top management's will, (4)accessibility of knowledge management system (5)validity of evaluation & reward knowledge sharing, (6)trust, (7)open communication). As a result, it is found that 'expected contribution' among individual factors and 'open communication' and 'validity of evaluation & reward' among organizational factors are highly correlated with knowledge sharing. These findings suggest that enhancement of perceived expected contribution among employees and building cultures of open communication and effective evaluation & reward system for knowledge sharing will contribute to activation of knowledge sharing in the research and development organizations.