Knowledge transfer for sustainability: The role of knowledge enablers in the construction industries in Jordan, Yazan Alzubi
Department of Civil Engineering
Al-Balqa' Applied University, Al-Salt
Purpose: Knowledge is a fundamental source for sustainability and transfer as it plays a vital role in gaining and maintaining competitive advantage; thus it is imperative to investigate the factors that might impact knowledge transfer (KT). Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to investigate the association between knowledge enablers (organizational culture (OC), information technology (IT) knowledge leadership (KL) and knowledge strategy (KS)) and KT in the Jordanian construction industry.
Design/methodology/approach: A quantitative research approach was adopted, and structured questionnaire was sent to the employees in the construction industry. An aggregate of 250 surveys were distributed and out of them 195 were obtained, which represented a response rate of 78 percent.
Findings: The results of this paper showed that KS, OC, IT and KL has positive and significant impact on KT.
Originality/value: The study contributes to the literature by empirically testing the antecedents of KT in the Jordanian construction industry. To the best of authors’ knowledge, there are not many studies that incorporate these factors in single model, especially in Jordan.
Keywords: Construction industry; Knowledge transfer; Enablers' knowledge sharing.
Citation: Alzubi, Y. (2018), "Knowledge transfer for sustainability: The role of knowledge enablers in the construction industries in Jordan", World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, Vol. 15 No. 4, pp. 325-337. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJSTSD-04-2018-0023