Analyzing the Influence of Computer Capabilities and Knowledge Sharing in the fulfillment of Information System

Hosein Rezaie Dolatabadi, Ali Hoseini, Hamed Derakhshide


Purpose–the Purpose of this research is to empirically validate a conceptual model to understand the effect Computer Self-Efficacy (CSE) on collegial knowledge sharing (CKS), Technical knowledge sharing (TKS), and use of information system (UIS) in the workplace.

Design/methodology/approach- Based on a survey of 102 employees from 138 organizations in the Fourth International Exhibition of Building Materials and Technology and elevators, lifts, industrial equipment. This International Exhibition was held in Isfahan (Iran), October 2011.

Findings -CSE has effective on CKS, TKS and UIS; TKS has effective on UIS and CKS has not effective in UIS in the Workplace.

Practical implications-The results point to the importance of the roles of CSE and Knowledge sharing as factors of effective in use of IS.

Originality/value: four phases of management information system (MIS) are studied; CSE, CKS, TKS, and UIS in IT-related SMEs and this study demonstrate how these processes are relevant.

Keywords - Computer Self-Efficacy (CSE), collegial knowledge sharing (CKS), Technical knowledge sharing (TKS) and, Use of information technology (UIS).

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