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Knowledge Sharing Among Academic Staff in Nigerian University of Agriculture - A Survey

International Journal of Information Library and Society

Volume 3 Issue 1

Published: 2014
Author(s) Name: Lawal, W. O., Agboola, I. O., Aderibigbe N. A., Owolabi K. A., Bakare, O. D. | Author(s) Affiliation: Nimbe Adedipe Library, Federal University Of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
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The study examined the extent to which academic staff are involved in knowledge sharing for their academic activities. A survey research design was used for the study. Two hundred and sixty seven respondents were randomly selected from the academic staff in the university for the purpose of the study. Questionnaire was used as the main instrument for gathering data. Some of the findings revealed that knowledge sharing assist the academic staff to keep abreast with the up-to-date information particularly in their chosen professions and it was discovered that internet service is the major medium that they use to share their knowledge with the outside world. It also identified the following major constraints to the use of knowledge sharing among the academic staff: inadequate awareness about the importance of knowledge sharing in academic community and poor attitude of academic staff to ideal of sharing knowledge with one another. The paper recommended amongst others, the adequate awareness about knowledge sharing and provision of internet facilities in all the academic staff offices.

Keywords: Knowledge Sharing, Academic Staff, Internet

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