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Knowledge Sharing Networks and Employee Motivation as Precursors to Organizational Innovation

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We are in the massive explosive age of knowledge sharing and virtual information transference. Organizations are scrambling to find ways of capitalizing on the large movement of information in order to create more efficient and innovative firms. Research helps to support the concepts that effective knowledge sharing is part communication technology and part human motivation.  Knowledge sharing creates opportunities for organizations to meet the needs of customers, generate solutions and create efficiencies that provide opportunity for organizations to more effectively compete on the open market (Reid, 2003). Through this sharing of knowledge workers can better enhance both their personal efforts as well as the resources of the organization.  Organization innovation often rests on the ability to make meaning of important information and then applying it to solve important problems. According to Scarbrough (2003) knowledge sharing is essential to the development of higher l