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An Ordered Category Methodology: Willingness and Knowledge

Gao, Y and Riley, M (2008) An Ordered Category Methodology: Willingness and Knowledge In: Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, 2008-12-05 - 2008-12-05, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Abstract

The paper shows an empirical approach to the problem of measuring an entity whose dimensions are unknown. The subject is the willingness/unwillingness of UK engineers (N=1050) to exchange knowledge. It assumes willingness to be a unidimensional entity and puts forward a methodology that uses indicators to measure its direction. We illustrate the direction of willingness on a reluctance- willing dimension. The conceptual basis is an exploration of the ‘stickiness’ that pervades knowledge disclosure process. This phenomenon could stem from the individual feeling a sense of ownership of their knowledge which then engenders reluctance behaviour. We pursue this idea theoretically through notions of possessiveness and psychological ownership; and empirically by exploring the concept of willingness to disclose.

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Gao, YUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Riley, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 8 December 2008
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 13:14
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 17:09
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/806640

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