A Study on the Determinants of Knowledge Sourcing Decisions

지식습득 의사결정의 영향요인에 관한 연구

  • Published : 2008.03.31


Knowledge has been widely recognized as a critical resource for competitive advantage of the organization. However, little has been done in the literature regarding under what conditions that organizations should develop knowledge internally or acquire knowledge from outside. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to examine the effects of some key factors such as environment and organizational climate, on the organization's decision to knowledge sourcing. Our findings suggest that organizations are more likely to acquire knowledge from outside if the environment is complex, munificent and dynamic; if they possess higher levels of goal-oriented and autonomy.


Environment;Organizational Climate;Knowledge Sourcing Decision