The Influence of Knowledge Sharing on Employee Innovation Capabilities

Andrew C. Ologbo, Khalil Md Nor, Eugene Okyere-Kwakye


Knowledge is the most vital element in innovation. According to the literature, knowledge management plays a prominent role which enables firms to leverage their innovation capabilities into product and service development. Knowledge sharing which is the important process of knowledge management is therefore crucial to enhance an employee innovation capability which is itself a component of the overall firm innovation capabilities.

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to empirically examine the influence of knowledge sharing on employee innovation capabilities.

Design/methodology/approach: A questionnaire-based survey was employed for the data collection. A total of 204 engineers working with manufacturing firms in Malaysia participated in the survey.

Findings: The findings show that knowledge sharing influences employee innovation capabilities.

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