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Journal of Emerging Trends in Computing and Information Sciences >> Call for Papers Vol. 8 No. 3, March 2017

Journal of Emerging Trends in Computing and Information Sciences

Exploring Factors That Influence Knowledge Sharing Behavior via Computer

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Author Majid Zamiri, Shadiya Mohamed S. Baqutayan
ISSN 2079-8407
On Pages 540-546
Volume No. 3
Issue No. 4
Issue Date April 01, 2012
Publishing Date April 01, 2012
Keywords Knowledge sharing, knowledge management, Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning


This research was conducted at the International Business School (IBS) University Technology Malaysia (UTM) to examine the factors that influence knowledge sharing behaviour via computer. While, among these factors is perceived usefulness, students are willing to share knowledge when they feel that it is useful for them to do so. Moreover, perceived usefulness proposed as system characteristic and the only independent variable in this research. A conceptual model was developed to test the reliability and correlation of the measure. The research adopted a cross-sectional survey approach to a sample of sixty-eight (68) Master of Business Administration (MBA) students from three courses participated in the survey. The researcher used the MYIBS electronic learning (e-learning) open source software platform based on Claroline ( to gauge students’ response on intention to share knowledge through the forum. The results indicated that perceived usefulness is positively correlates to the students’ intention to share knowledge in computer.  


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