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Prapatsorn Kleebprathum
Vichayanan Rattanawiboonsom
Nattachet Pooncharoen


This research aimed to 1) study problems and obstacles of knowledge sharing in electronics industry, and 2) Study factors affecting knowledge sharing in electronics industry. Mixed method research approach was employed as follows 1) qualitative research Data were gathered through in-depth interviews. Selected as informants by lottery method of sampling and 2) quantitative research data were collected via questionnaire. For statistical analysis, it included percentage and multiple regression analysis to test the hypothesis.

The research results found that: 1) overall, the problems and obstacles of knowledge sharing were Employees lack good attitude towards knowledge sharing. There were still few listeners and motivation, and the organization lacks systematic management of knowledge sharing. And 2) the results of the study affecting knowledge sharing in Thailand electronics industry found that organizational culture factor, information technology factor, leadership factor and motivational factor had positive relationship towards knowledge sharing in electronics industry. Qualitative and quantitative research were consistent.

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