• Dana Mesner Andolšek Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana
  • Stanislav Andolšek Gimnazija Poljane, Ljubljana



knowledge sharing in an organization, knowledge management, individual perspective, social exchange theory


Authors introduce a theoretical model of knowledge sharing in an organization through individual perspective. The social exchange theory offers a clarification of fundamental assumptions regarding individual action and is therefore appropriate for explaining why and when an individual is ready to share her/his knowledge in an organization. The article aims to reveal what shapes employees’ decisions to share knowledge in a work situation and what is needed in an organization to facilitate individuals to share and not to hoard their knowledge. These assumptions have never been included in the literature of knowledge management up until now. 


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How to Cite

Mesner Andolšek, D., & Andolšek, S. (2015). KNOWLEDGE SHARING IN AN ORGANIZATION FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE INDIVIDUAL. International Journal of Cognitive Research in Science, Engineering and Education (IJCRSEE), 3(2), 65–76.