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Issues in Business Management and Economics
Vol.2 (2), pp. 024-033, February 2014
ISSN 2350-157X
Article ID BM/014/008. 010 pages
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Original Research Paper

Job satisfaction and knowledge sharing: The case of the UAE

Accepted 28 January, 2014

Abubakr Suliman*  and Ameen Abdulla Al-Hosani

The British University in Dubai,P.O Box 345015 – 1st & 2nd Floor, Block 11 Dubai International Academic City (DIAC)Dubai,United Arab Emirates.

*Corresponding Author Email : abubakr.suliman(at)


This research was aimed at investigating the influence of job satisfaction on knowledge sharing in an oil and gas sector. Furthermore, the relationships between various factors of job satisfaction and knowledge sharing were studied and examined. The study consisted of two core concepts: job satisfaction and knowledge sharing. Sampled population for the study was drawn from an oil and gas company located in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). A self-administered questionnaire was developed by combining two instruments.  The study results revealed that employees’ job satisfaction levels have a direct and positive relation with their knowledge sharing behaviours. The theoretical and managerial implications of the findings were discussed in the paper, together with some recommendations for managing satisfaction on knowledge sharing. The paper examined, for the first time in the UAE’s oil and gas sector; the links between satisfaction and knowledge sharing.

Key words: Job satisfaction on knowledge sharing, knowledge donating, oil and gas sector, UAE, Middle East and knowledge management

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