Preface

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

WEI PAN

Master of Business Administration Program in Business Administration

Innovation College North-Chiang Mai University

August 2022

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

First, I would like to express my special thanks to Mr. Guo Hui and Mr. Wang Minjie. This study is completed under their careful guidance. From selecting my topic to completing the first draft, Mr. Guo Hui has given me a lot of help, and during this study writing, Mr. Wang Minjie guided me patiently and carefully. With their help and support, I can overcome one difficulty and doubt after another until the study is completed.

In addition, I would like to thank my family, friends, and classmates, who gave me the motivation to keep going when I encountered difficulties and setbacks in my study and my daily life.

Finally, I would like to express my sincere thanks to the experts and professors who took time out of their busy schedules to review this study.

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论文题目 员工知识共享动机对员工创造力的影响研究:一个来自江西省九江市经济开发区工业园的案例
作者 潘薇
学位 工商管理硕士
(工商管理)
北清迈大学
论文导师 **博士副教授

摘要

在现代信息技术主导驱动的知识经济时代,企业组织的一个重大变革是开始导入知识管理。知识正日益取代土地、劳动力、资本等传统生产要素,成为企业发展中最活跃的资源。与传统的经济资源相比较,知识具有可重复利用性和累积增值性等特征,而单个组织和个人所拥有的知识总是有限的,故依赖知识转移以实现知识的增加与更新,就成为增强企业竞争力的核心任务之一。

组织和个人拥有的知识总是有限的。知识转让的扩大和更新成为提高公司竞争力的基本任务之一。

由于新冠肺炎疫情与知识经济时代的重叠,大多数企业面临着高度的不确定性和外部环境的潜在危机。由于任务的多样化和专业化,企业中越来越多的职能需要通过员工知识共享来组合,以处理大规模和复杂的任务。企业认为,员工知识共享可以提高员工的创造力。知识共享程度较高的企业能取得更好的业绩,而较高的知识共享水平也更具有可持续性。

目前关于知识共享的学术研究主要集中在单个组织的相关因素上,如组织支持和氛围对知识共享行为和组织绩效的影响。或者在某单一方面,如个人特征如何影响知识共享行为。然而,员工的知识共享动机与员工的创造力之间的关系仍然需要更多的解释,这需要在理论研究中进一步调查和分析。

本研究旨在确定员工知识共享动机与员工创造力之间的关系,确定员工的内生刺激对员工创造力的影响,以支持和推进现有的研究,并阐明其内在关系和原理,解决实际问题。我们选择九江市国家级经济技术开发区的工业园进行整群抽样。研究总体为102,000,样本量为385。

本文对以下问题进行了探讨和研究: 1. 在工业界,员工知识共享动机和员工创造力的现状如何。 2. 不同性别、年龄、教育背景、工作经验和岗位级别的员工对知识共享动机是否存在差异。 3. 不同性别、年龄、教育背景、工作经验和岗位级别的员工在创造力方面是否存在差异。

研究结果显示: 1. 员工对知识共享和创造力的总体感知水平较高。 2. 年龄、教育背景和工作经验在员工知识共享动机中没有明显差异,但不同性别和岗位级别存在差异。 3. 年龄、教育背景和工作经验对员工创造力的影响不存在明显差异,但不同性别和岗位级别存在差异。 4. 员工知识共享动机与员工的创造力之间存在着显著正相关和线性关系。

关键词: 员工知识共享动机;员工创造力

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Independent Study Title 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
Author WEI PAN
Degree Master of Business Administration
(Business Administration)
North-Chiang Mai University
Independent Study Advisor Assoc. Prof. Dr.

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, labor, 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 the employee’s motivation to share knowledge and employee creativity still needs more explanations, 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 employee’s 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.

Keywords: the employee’s motivation for knowledge sharing; employee creativity