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Title: Investigating the relationships between intrinsic motives and willingness to contribute knowledge to close and distant colleagues
Authors: FOONG HING WIH
Keywords: Knowledge-contribution motivation; Intrinsic motives; Basic needs, Functional approach to motivation; Human resource management
Issue Date: 30-Jan-2009
Source: FOONG HING WIH (2009-01-30). Investigating the relationships between intrinsic motives and willingness to contribute knowledge to close and distant colleagues. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This study adopts the functional approach to motivation and subscribes to a multifaceted conception of intrinsic motives. The results show that knowledge-contribution motivation is affected by both intrinsic and extrinsic motives and the interactions between the two; and that employees contribute or withhold knowledge from their close and distant colleagues for different reasons. The study contributes to the knowledge management research by providing a theoretical basis for the diagnosis of knowledge-contribution motivation. It also contributes to the HRM practice by highlighting the issues of individual differences and providing practical recommendations. The study concludes that a proper diagnosis of the intrinsic motives of individual employees is critical to understand the real reasons that underlie knowledge-contribution motivation, and that knowledge-contribution motivation can be enhanced via a strategy that maximizes the fulfilment of intrinsic motives through knowledge contribution.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/19255
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