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The East Asian Journal of Business Management Vol.3 No.1 pp.29-35

Tacit Knowledge Sharing in Health Industry: Influences of, Personal, Organizational and Social Factors

Hossein Ghassemzadeh*, Roozbeh Hojabri**, Farrokh Eftekhar***, Moslem Sharifi****

* First Author, Head of Research in Health economy & information Technology Department,Iranian petroleum Industry Health Research Institute, Information Technology and Health economics research center, Tehran, Iran, Email:
** Corresponding Author, Researcher in Iranian petroleum Industry Health Research Institute, Information Technology and Health economics research center, No 26 & 27 Behafarin.str, Karimkhan Ave,Tehran, Iran, Email:
***Head of Research in Health economy & information Technology Department,Iranian petroleum Industry Health Research Institute, Information Technology and Health economics research center, Tehran, Iran, Email:
****Researcher in Iranian petroleum Industry Health Research Institute, Information Technology and Health economics research center,. Email:

Received: December 25, 2012. Revised: February 16, 2013. Accepted: March 18, 2013.


Purpose - objective of this research is to investigate individual, organizationaland environmental factors influence tacit knowledge sharingamong healthcare professionals. The transmission of TacitKnowledge is crucial for organizations to ensure that TK will bepassed throughout organization, rather than stored in single employee.
Research designs, data, methodology - In this study investigateorganizational, individual and environmental factors that influence onTK sharing. To test hypothesizes, the survey method was chosen.Sample size was 100 but 74% of questioners returned.
Results - The main findings of this research are related to influenceof personal, social cultural and behavioral factors on tacitknowledge sharing. According to extracted data all factors have influenceon tacit knowledge sharing except Emotional stability that wasfound to be negatively related to tacit knowledge sharing. That maymeans anxiety and stress level of workplace applies negative enhanceon tacit knowledge sharing. And finally results show that social environment,team oriented culture and organizational commitment havestrongest influences on tacit knowledge sharing.
Conclusion - the findings of this study shows that personal, socialcultural and behavioral factors influence on tacit knowledge sharing.And also indicates that, social and organizational factors enhancestrongly on tacit knowledge sharing.

JEL Classifications : D40, I10, M20.


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