A Research about the Employee's Motivation for Knowledge Sharing and Employee Creativity: A Case Study from the Industrial Park of Jiujiang National Economic and Technology Development Zone

Keywords

The Employee's Motivation for Knowledge Sharing
Employee Creativity

Abstract

Knowledge management is given higher priority in the knowledge economy
driven by modern information technology. Knowledge is increasingly replacing
traditional production factors such as land, labour, and capital as the most active
resource in enterprise development. Knowledge has reusability and cumulative value
creation characteristics compared to conventional economic resources.
The knowledge that organizations and individuals possess is always limited.
Knowledge transfer to expand and renewability becomes one of the essential tasks to
improve the competitiveness of companies.
Due to the overlap of the COVID - 19 epidemic with the knowledge economy
era, most enterprises face a high degree of uncertainty and potential crises in the
external environment. Due to the diversification and specialization of tasks, more and
more functions in enterprises need to combine through employee knowledge sharing
to handle large-scale and complex tasks. Companies believe that employee
knowledge sharing can enhance employee creativity. Companies that share knowledge
better achieve better performance, and a higher level of knowledge sharing is also
more sustainable.
Academic research on knowledge sharing currently focuses on relevant factors
of individual organizations, such as the impact of organizational support and climate
on knowledge sharing behavior and organizational performance. Or on some unique aspects, such as how personal characteristics influence knowledge-sharing behavior.
However, the relationship between employees' motivation to share knowledge and
employees' creativity still needs more knowledge, which requires further investigation
and analysis in theoretical research.
This study aims to determine the relationship between the employee's
motivation for knowledge sharing and employee creativity, determine the impact of
knowledge workers' endogenous stimulation on employees' creativity to support and
advance existing research, and clarify the intrinsic relationship and principle to solve
practical problems. We choose the Industrial Park of Jiujiang National Economic and
Technology Development Zone for cluster sampling. The population is about 102,000,
and the sample size is 385. After the study, the below questions have been explored
and studied:
1. What is the current status of the employee's motivation for knowledge
sharing and employee creativity in the industrial circle.
2. Are there any differences in the employee's motivation for knowledge sharing
among workers by gender, age, educational background, work experience and position
level.
3. Are there any differences in employee creativity among workers by gender,
age, educational background, work experience and position level.
The results show that:
1. The overall perceived level of the employee's motivation for knowledge
sharing is high, and the same with employee creativity.
2. There are no significant differences in age, education background and working
experience in the employee's motivation for knowledge sharing; however, there are
differences in gender and position level in the industrial circle.
3. There are no significant differences in age, education background and working
experience in employee creativity; however, there are differences in gender and
position level of the industrial circle.
4. There is a significant positive correlation and linear relationship between the
employee's motivation for knowledge sharing and employee creativity.

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