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Knowledge Sharing Among Employees of Kuwait Cancer Control Center

International Journal of Knowledge Management and Practices

Volume 7 Issue 1

Published: 2019
Author(s) Name: Maryam J. Al Mashmoum, Samir N. Hamade | Author(s) Affiliation: Administrative Assistant, Kuwait Cancer Control Center, Kuwait.
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Abstract

Knowledge is a prime asset of organizations especially in knowledge intensive organizations like health sector and its management. It is important for organizational success and health services improvement. Knowledge sharing is transferring task relevant ideas, information, knowledge and experiences with other members as well as its retrieval and reuse in the organization. Therefore, acknowledgement of the importance of knowledge sharing in healthcare organizations will improve the quality of health care service. The purpose of this research paper is to investigate the current knowledge sharing practice among health professionals in order to assess knowledge flow process in Kuwait Cancer Control Center. This research mixing qualitative and quantitative study was conducted among 149 health workers using proportionally stratified random sampling technique. The data were collected using Google form questionnaire and distributed by the WhatsApp with a qualitative in-depth interview. The quantitative data was entered and analyzed using Google forms and Excel, while the qualitative data analyzed using thematic approach and presented in the form of narration. The study revealed that 40.26% of the study participants frequently share their knowledge. More than half of the participants report the absence of motivational schema or system and 41.6% of the respondents have high motivational level.

Keywords: Knowledge Sharing Practice, Knowledge Management, Health Care Services, Health Professionals, Kuwait

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