Appendix H—Worker Study Results

Question 1: What are the cultural reasons that employees resist the sharing of knowledge?

Age, education, ethnicity, gender, and tenure within the company and industry were examined to determine if these factors affected the sharing of knowledge.

Table H.1 summarizes the cultural reasons the participants suggested for knowledge-sharing problems in their respective companies. None of the study participants felt that tenure, either organizational or within the industry, impacted knowledge sharing. Of the remaining cultural factors, education had a moderate impact, while ethnicity and age had the most pronounced effect on knowledge sharing.

While most study participants indicated that there were no significant ...

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