The Structural Relationships between the Antecedents of Knowledge Sharing and User Performance in Knowledge Management systems

지식관리시스템에서의 지식공유에 대한 영향요인과 성과간의 구조적 관계에 관한 연구

  • 신선진 (세계한상문화연구단) ;
  • 공희경 (전남대학교 경영연구소) ;
  • 고준 (전남대학교 경영학부)
  • Received : 2008.06.15
  • Accepted : 2008.08.14
  • Published : 2008.06.01


The knowledge society has come to where the knowledge is the source of wealth contrary to the traditional era that labor and capital were the source of wealth. Thus, corporate is accelerating to introduce the knowledge management and to establish the knowledge management system (KMS) in order to effectively manage the knowledge that can be the source of their competitiveness. The purpose of this paper is to identify the factors which affect knowledge sharing and to prove empirically their relationships with the KMS performance. A survey was conducted and data were collected from 220 respondents of 19 organizations which have adopted KMS. Research model and related hypotheses were tested using PLS Graph 3.0. As a result of data analysis, seven hypotheses out of eleven hypotheses were supported. In particular, knowledge sharing is significantly influenced by those knowledge sharing factors such as openness, trust, training, reward system, perceived usefulness, and communication channel. Also, individual impact is significantly affected by knowledge sharing. This study is expected to provide a sound basis for understanding the importance of knowledge sharing to gain organizational as well as individual competitiveness and exploring ways to effectively share knowledge through enhancing the use of KMS in organizations.