Breaking Down Barriers: The Moderating Role of Organizational Support in Facilitating Knowledge Sharing Among Software Developers

Rayhab Anwar, Mobashar Rehman, Hafiz Mudassir Rehman, Shazia Nauman, Ayesha Sarwar Khan, Mustafa Malik

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Abstract

Effective knowledge sharing among software developers is crucial for maximizing software development output throughout the software development lifecycle. Building upon Triandis’ Facilitating condition, this study explores the moderating impact of two factors, namely Organizational support and Technological support, on the relationship between knowledge sharing intentions (KSI) and knowledge sharing behavior (KSB). Specifically, the study investigates the impact of KSB on individuals’ job performance in global software development organizations. A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data from 302 Malaysian participants working on global software development projects. The collected data was analyzed using Structure Equation Modeling (SEM) through SmartPLS. The results reveal that only organizational support, among Triandis’ Facilitating conditions, moderates the relationship between KSI and KSB. Moreover, the study finds that KSB mediates the relationship between knowledge sharing intentions and job performance. The findings of this study provide practical and theoretical implications for software developers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalSAGE Open
Volume14
Issue number2
Early online date31 May 2024
DOIs
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 30 Jun 2024

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Keywords

  • knowledge sharing behavior
  • job performance
  • global software development organizations
  • Triandis facilitating conditions
  • organizational and technological support

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