The Power of Knowledge Sharing in Public Higher Education: A Case of X GCC Public University

The Power of Knowledge Sharing in Public Higher Education: A Case of X GCC Public University

Arpita Anshu Mehrotra, Hala Elias, Adel I. Al-Alawi
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9639-4.ch016
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The aim of this chapter is to explore what instructors and student should have of knowledge sharing (KS) attitude and to investigate the benefits and barriers of KS in one of the Gulf Cooperation Council University. The purpose is to determine the outcome of KS and how the knowledge could develop the act of instructors and students and the college as an organization and to investigate the degree of KS in academic level at the public university. The students and instructors were asked about the extent to which they know of the significance of sharing their knowledge with others. The results show that a significant number of them are aware moderately. The chapter concludes that the majority tend to share knowledge with no boundaries. Three recommendations are drawn: raise people's awareness about the value of KS by seminars or workshops, raise the coordination between the students, and enhance this in their lives, and expand the level of communications.
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The GCC Public University is a highly recognized university in the GCC countries. Although students and instructors come from many countries, they strive to be part of the university’s community. Instructors and students are from Arab and foreign nationalities and cultures. Due to their various lifestyles, they deal with each other in different ways. As a result, there are different attitudes and behaviors related to knowledge sharing. Moreover, the nature of the relationships are finite and less connected. Consequently, relationships among students at the university may be less valuable due to different ways of thinking, customs, and traditions that act as barriers to knowledge sharing. Instructors face similar situations. Informal, collaborative, and friendly relationships will help spread knowledge and improve overall performance.

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