EXPLORING THE ROLE OF ICT USAGE AND COLLABORATIVE CLIMATE ON EXPLICIT KNOWLEDGE SHARING BEHAVIOR OF CHINESE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
The numbers of international students studying in China are increasing day by day. Usually, local students
of most of the countries are afraid of exchanging knowledge with different students from diverse cultural
backgrounds. For this reason, it is a necessity to investigate the factors affecting the knowledge sharing behavior
that support students’ group work and learning activities of the Chinese students towards the international
students. However, identifying the factors influencing the knowledge sharing behavior for the local students
to international students in a university happens to be a daunting ask. Thus, this study aims to examine the
influence of some selected factors on explicit knowledge sharing behavior. Specifically, this study endeavors to
assess the role of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) use and collaborative climate on explicit
knowledge sharing behavior. The researchers restored to the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) for the said
assessment. Data were collected from 220 valid respondents by conducting field survey with a structured
questionnaire. The collected data were regressed through Partial Least Square approach (PLS). The overall
findings revealed that attitude toward knowledge sharing and perceived behavior control factors positively
impact the behavior intention; however, subjective norms seemed to have a negative impact on behavioral
intention. On the other hand, the level of ICT usages and collaborative climate positively influence the explicit
knowledge sharing behavior of the Chinese students.
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