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Issues in Business Management and Economics
Vol.2 (8),pp. 128-133, August 2014
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ISSN 2350-157X
Article ID BM/014/078/06 pages
Copyright © 2014 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article. Author(s) agree that this article remain permanently open access under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0 International License

Original Research Article

Knowledge sharing intentions in doctors of private and government hospitals

K.L Bhatti*1, Seemab Latif2 and Naveed Iqbal Rao2

1National University of Modern Languages, Pakistan
2National University of Science and Technology, Pakistan.

*Corresponding Author E-mail: bhattikhurram(at)

date Received:     date Accepted: July 6, 2014     date Published:


In this modern age of ours the doctors and physicians are getting more explicit knowledge and new specializations but this knowledge is not useful until they apply or use it after which they gain some experience in that specific field. They develop some tacit knowledge in that particular area and for that they have to guide other doctors about it and this chain of knowledge-sharing would continue to help not only other doctors but the mankind would also benefit; which is the primary objective. In this study we take the intentions of the Physicians towards knowledge-sharing as a dependent variable and their attitude towards knowledge-sharing, viz a viz subjective norms and perceived behavioural control as independent variable. In order to measure the knowledge-sharing intentions in the physicians and to test their relationship we distributed a questioner having various questions amongst 100 doctors; half of the questioners were distributed in private hospitals while the remaining half was distributed in government hospitals. To calculate the impact we used regression as a statistical tool in SPSS software and found that the attitude towards knowledge-sharing, subjective norms and perceived behavioural control are significantly related to the Physicians’ intention to knowledge-sharing.

Key words: Explicit knowledge, tacit knowledge, subjective norms, perceived behavioural control

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