Investigating Factors Affecting Knowledge Sharing Intentions among Islamic Banking Employees: A TRA Perspective

Muhammad Waqar, Muhammad Anwar ul Haq & Muhammad Usman
Published Online: December 2018

This study investigates knowledge sharing in Islamic banks. Fishbein‘s Theory of reasoned action (TRA) has been used as a theoretical framework. Close ended questionnaire was used to gather data from employees of Islamic banks. This study examined the effect of independent variables i.e. anticipated extrinsic rewards (AER), sense of self-worth (SSW), and organization-based self-esteem (OBSE) and anticipated reciprocal relationship (ARR) on variables i.e. knowledge share intention (IKS), knowledge sharing attitude (ATKS). The objective was to find out the strongest predictor. Structural equations modeling (SEM) has been applied to examine the hypothesized relations. Analysis shows strong association between IKS and ATKS. Hypotheses relating SSW and OBSE were endorsed. While ARR and AER did not influence knowledge sharing attitude, yet the OBSE was found to have strongest impact on knowledge sharing attitude. In the light of results, it is suggested that Islamic banks should focus on other ways to encourage knowledge sharing rather than investing in reward systems. They should also focus on relationship improvement and also ensure support to employees by means of carrier planning and job security.


Knowledge sharing, Attitude towards knowledge sharing, Intention to knowledge share, Islamic Banking.