IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(2): 182-185 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.449

Knowledge Sharing Practices as a Basis of Product Innovation: A Case of Higher Education in Iraq

Sawasn Al-Husseini and Ibrahim Elbeltagi
Abstract—Knowledge is recognised the most significant resource for competitive advantage and the key to enhancing innovation. Knowledge sharing (KS) is considered to be a building block of efficient performance within higher education environments and to play a key role in enhancing the innovation of universities. The aim of this paper is to explore the effect of knowledge sharing on product innovation in Iraqi public higher education institutions. Structural equation modelling (SEM) with AMOS 20 was used, the results found that knowledge sharing play a pivotal role in enhancing product innovation within higher education environment.

Index Terms—Knowledge sharing, product innovation, higher education, Iraq.

Sawasn Al-husseini and Ibrahim Elbeltagi are with the University of Plymouth, School of Management, UK (e-mail: sawasn.al-husseini@plymouth.ac.uk, i.elbeltagi@plymouth.ac.uk).

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Cite: Sawasn Al-Husseini and Ibrahim Elbeltagi, " Knowledge Sharing Practices as a Basis of Product Innovation: A Case of Higher Education in Iraq," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 182-185, 2015.

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