Knowledge Sharing Networks on Outcomes-Based Education: the Case of a Philippine Private University
Gerby R. Muya1, Janet Calupitan2

1Gerby R. Muya, Lyceum  Philippines Laguna, Manila, Philippines, Southeast Asia.

2Janet Calupitan, Cabrini School of Health Sciences, Manila, Philippines, Southeast Asia.

Manuscript received on 05 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 14 April 2019 | Manuscript Published on 24 May 2019 | PP: 37-41 | Volume-8 Issue-6S3 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F10070486S319/19©BEIESP

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Abstract: While knowledge sharing has been a topic of interest in most knowledge management literature, little is known about knowledge sharing in private commercial sectors, particularly in private higher education institutions. Thus, this study aimed to analyze the knowledge sharing networks on outcomes-based education among faculty members in a Philippine private university. Using descriptive-case research design, the study analysed knowledge sharing network in terms of knowledge seeking, knowledge donating, and problem sharing. Analysis of the respondents’ social networks revealed a generally simple, unidimensional and leader-centered knowledge seeking, knowledge donating, and problem ties. The knowledge seeking ties showed most individuals or nodes having only one tie of interaction and with no reciprocated interaction. Almost similar findings were found when it comes to donating of OBE-related information, but it showed more reciprocated interactions. The network showed no isolates, hence, members, at least at one point, had shared knowledge to others within the network. The problem ties showed almost all faculty members within the network sought help on OBE-related problems from other faculty members. The study concluded that the networks mapped out in this study were generally not complex, meaning that ties were usually unidimensional, but there was clearly an active network on OBE knowledge-collecting and sharing. Further, the study proved the utility of social network analysis as a theory and as a methodology in understanding how knowledge in an organization flows, thereby informing policies and strategies on knowledge sharing.

Keywords: Knowledge Sharing, Knowledge Management, Outcomes-Based Education, Social Network Analysis.
Scope of the Article: Information Ecology and Knowledge Management