Research Seminar: Preventing Organizational Knowledge Leakage: The Influence of Knowledge Seekers’ Awareness, Motivation, and Capability.
Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business invites you to the Research Seminar titled "Preventing Organizational Knowledge Leakage: The Influence of Knowledge Seekers’ Awareness, Motivation, and Capability" by Dr. Chen.
Purpose—To answer the question how does a knowledge-possessing organization recognize the possibility of and craft strategies to prevent knowledge leakage, we investigate how awareness of valuable knowledge, and the motivation and capability to acquire the knowledge, together, influence attempts of potential knowledge seeking organizations to acquire the knowledge.
Design/methodology/approach—A process model is created and an empirical examination performed to help knowledge-possessing organizations understand and identify steps that potential knowledge seeking organizations take when deciding whether to attempt to acquire valuable knowledge.
Findings—Awareness of valuable knowledge in a knowledge-possessing organization, and the motivation and capability to acquire the knowledge function in a multiplicative manner such that all three elements need to be present for potential knowledge seeking organizations to attempt to acquire knowledge. Accordingly, knowledge-possessing organizations can inhibit awareness, motivation, and capability of potential knowledge-seeking organizations to stave off and degrade knowledge acquisition attempts.
Originality—The proposed process model distinguishes the effects of awareness, motivation, and capability, while showing how they combine to influence knowledge seeking.
Research limitations/implications—Awareness, motivation, and capability of potential knowledge seeking organizations should all be assessed when examining the likelihood and success of knowledge seeking attempts to more effectively prevent knowledge leakage for a knowledge-possessing organization.
Practical implications—Organizations should be cognizant of competitors, alliance partners and other organizations who may attempt to acquire their valuable knowledge. In particular, organizations should evaluate, and inhibit where appropriate, the awareness, motivation, and capability of potential knowledge-seeking organizations.
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Andrew N. K. Chen
Professor Andrew N. K. Chen’s current teaching and research interests include knowledge management, IT business value, human computer interface design, database management, and business and web programming applications. His research work appears in Decision Sciences, Decision Support Systems, European Journal of Operational Research, Information & Management, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Journal of Management Information Systems, MIS Quarterly, and international conferences and workshops such as AMCIS, DSI, ICIS, PACIS, and WITS.