Sharing Knowledge Between Students in Saudi University –a Case Study on Al-Imam University

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Sharing Knowledge Between Students in Saudi University –a case study on Al-Imam University

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ABSTRACT:
This study investigates knowledge sharing Between Students in Saudi University –a case study on Al-Imam University by analyzing the relationships between students and their sharing of knowledge. After make questionnaire of 86 participants; it has been found that the most students are interested in sharing their knowledge with other .   This study are to develop solutions to obstacles in sharing  knowledge and also to encourage cooperation among students .

TABLES
Table 1: Preference to Knowledge Sharing according to gender variable….7

TABLE OF CONTENTS
ABSTRACT……………………………………………………….1 TABLES……………………………………………...……………2 1.Background …………………………………………………….3

2. Literature Review………………………………………………4 2.1.Mutual Relationships……………………….……….5 2.2.Sense Of Togetherness (Team)…………….………..6
2.3.Creativity……………………………………………..6
2.4.Positive Feeling About Knowledge Sharing………..6
2.5.Intension To Share Knowledge …………………….6
2.6. Knowledge Sharing Behavior………………………...6 3.Methodology………………………………………………...7 4.Analysis And Discussion……………………………………7
4.1 . Gender ………………………………………………...8
4.2. Education Level……………………………………..….8
4.3. Age……………………………………………………….8 5. CONCLUSION………………………………………………9

6. References…………………………………………………….9

7. APPENDIX…………………………………………………10

1.Background
Knowledge Sharing is more than just sharing information, it includes giving information or new perspective that the knowledge seeker doesn't have. It also involves trust, an important element, that helps to bride the knowledge transfer between the knowledge source and the seeker. In addition, knowledge sharing can happen between strangers and without extrinsic rewards - such as money, performance ratings(knol, 2009)

Some scholars define knowledge sharing as the process by which individuals collectively and iteratively refine a thought, an idea or a suggestion in the light of experiences. The original idea may be progressively modified or gradually rejected until a shared perspective emerges (West and Meyer, 1997; Rogers, 1986). Knowledge is shared when help is given. (Chua, 2003

Sharing knowledge is not about giving people something, or getting something from them. That is only valid for information sharing. Sharing knowledge occurs when people are genuinely interested in helping one another develop new capacities for action; it is about creating learning processes( Peter Senge, 1998)

Sharing knowledge is not about giving people something, or getting something from them. That is only valid for information sharing. Sharing knowledge occurs when people are genuinely interested in helping one another develop new capacities for action; it is about creating learning processes.(Peter Senge, 2000)

Knowledge is embodied in people gathered in communities and networks. The road to knowledge is via people, conversations, connections and relationships. Knowledge surfaces through dialog, all knowledge is socially mediated and access to knowledge is by connecting to people that know or know who to contact. (Denham Grey, 2010)

The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises(Leo.F. Buscaglia ,1999)

Often, we are too slow to recognize how much and in what ways we can assist each other through sharing such expertise and knowledge.(Owen Arthur ,2007)

In today's environment, hoarding knowledge ultimately erodes your power. If you know something very important, the way to get power is by actually sharing it.(Joseph Badaracco ,2005)

Knowledge sharing is an activity through which knowledge (i.e. information, skills, or expertise) is exchanged among people, friends,...
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