Innovative Knowledge Productivity in Community of Practice in Public Hospitals of Thailand: A Model Comparison Approach
The Innovative Knowledge Productivity (INN) is the ability of health care professionals to survive will come to depend on their "comparative advantage" in making the knowledge worker more productive. The current research represents a conceptual replication of several previous model comparison studies. The particular models under investigation are Knowledge sharing (KS) model (KSM model) of Van den Hooff and De Ridder (2004) and Absorptive capacity (ACAP) Model (ACM model) of Todorova and Durisin (2007), potentially adequate in the targeted healthcare professional setting. These models are empirically examined and compared, using samples consisted of 428 Registered Nurses of the Knowledge Management Network for Caring Patients with Diabetes at Public Hospitals in the Northern Region of Thailand. We employed a model comparison approach to identify the best fitting model to predict Innovative Knowledge Productivity. Results of the study highlight Absorptive capacity Model (ACM) can predict The Innovative Knowledge Productivity of healthcare professional more than Knowledge sharing model (KSM) based on using the three criteria — (1) minimum discrepancy per degree of freedom (CMIN/DF); (2) The coefficient of determination (R2) of The Innovative Knowledge Productivity; and (3) Root Mean Square Residual (RMR). ACM Model has a total effect on the dependent variable 0.524, which more than KSM Model (Total effect= 0.221). Moreover, the ACM model was identified as the best fitting model to predict Innovative Knowledge Productivity.
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