Knowledge Sharing for Contextual Performance: An Empirical Study in the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities in Iraq


  • Sawasn Al-husseini Middle Technical University



explicit knowledge, implicit knowledge


Knowledge and knowledge sharing are the main drivers of economic development and the main key to enhancing performance. This research aims to examine the impact of the knowledge sharing (donating and collecting) on the contextual performance at Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities in Iraq. To achieve the objectives of the research, the descriptive and analytical approach was used through the distribution of (278) questionnaires to the employees at the Ministry. Structural equation modeling with AMOS v.28 was used to build the model and analyse the relationships between variables.  The research found that knowledge sharing can create a performance culture for the Ministry employees by building and encouraging knowledge collecting and donating inside and outside their departments, which in turn, increase their skills and experience in developing the performance of their tasks and duties. The implications of the findings and suggestions for future research are discussed.