Receptividad de los estudiantes universitarios al intercambio del conocimiento empresarial

  1. Lourdes Sáiz Bárcena
  2. José Ignacio Díez Pérez
  3. Miguel Ángel Manzanedo del Campo
  4. Carlos Rodríguez Monroy
Interciencia: Revista de ciencia y tecnología de América

ISSN: 0378-1844

Year of publication: 2015

Volume: 40

Issue: 2

Pages: 91-99

Type: Article

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The objective of this work is to get to know the willingness of students in their final university year to share business knowledge, despite their lack of work experience or not having lived real business situations. The study is novel and the decision to undertake it derives from the fact that the students will be in the near future occupying positions of responsibility in enterprises and because they belong to a generation that differs from the previous one and is characterized by social and cultural transformation, with permanent and profound changes affecting the ideas, the scale of values and social models. This has a profound impact on the effectiveness of knowledge sharing in the company, and the study is intended to show in advance the potential problems and benefits to guide decisions in order to avoid or make use of them if necessary. The methodology used has been to search and analyze relevant studies on knowledge sharing and collaborative activities. We have designed our own interaction model for the exchange of knowledge (MEUNIC), which has been tested with an empirical research conducted with 344 final year students from the Universidad de Burgos, Spain. Some of the most significant results are that dispensability, lack of reciprocity, and temporary contracts are not important barriers to share knowledge, while the main obstacles are focused on the unfair performance evaluation, insufficient compensation, or inadequate organization of the company