Knowledge Sharing in Organizational-Educational Context Case Study in Chamber of Deputies of Brazil

Roberto Campos da Rocha Miranda, Cristina Jacobson Jacomo Cinnanti, Maria Alice Gomes de Oliveira


This paper aims to discuss which factors motivates MBA students to share knowledge and why they do that in spontaneous way, leading the group to create an effective “business” social networking in a public organization. The specific objectives of the chapter involve three points: (i) to identify differences and similarities on the process of sharing knowledge among students in two different classes of courses of the MBA Program at Chamber of Deputies; (ii) to apply theories of motivation on sharing knowledge in this particularly case; and (iii) to identify the effectiveness factors that motivates sharing knowledge in a “business social networking of scholar fellows”. Methodology applied to this study involves a survey with 81 students, in three classes of the MBA courses: (i) Legislative and Public Policies (30 students), (ii) Legislative Process (30 students) and (iii) Legislative Public Management (21 students). Each class has particularities in its configuration that can influence the sharing knowledge process. Main results show that relationship and sense of self-worth are the most important motivation to promote the knowledge sharing and that Psychology theories contribute to understand this kind of phenomenon in an institutional-educational environment. 

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