Issue Number: Vol. 6, No. 3
Year of Publication: Jul - 2016
Page Numbers: 192-205
Authors: Pornpit Wongthongtham, Behrang Zadjabbari , Hassan Marzooq Naqvi
Journal Name: International Journal of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (IJDIWC)
- Hong Kong
DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17781/P002087


Knowledge sharing is one of the most critical elements in a knowledge based society. With huge concentration on communication facilities, there is a major shift in world-wide access to codified knowledge. Although communication technologies have made great strides in the development of instruments for accessing required knowledge and improving the level of knowledge sharing, there are still many obstacles which diminish the effectiveness of knowledge sharing in an organization or a community. The ability and willingness of individuals to share both their codified and uncodified knowledge have emerged as significant variables in knowledge sharing in an environment where all people have access to communication instruments and have the choice of either sharing their own knowledge or keeping it to themselves. In this paper, we simulate knowledge sharing key variables in community. The key variables used in a Business Intelligence Simulation Model (BISiM) are (i) willingness to share or gain knowledge, (ii) ability to share or gain knowledge, and (iii) complexity or transferability of the shared knowledge. BISiM is developed to report the knowledge sharing level between members of the simulated community. In addition, the simulated model is able to calculate and report the knowledge sharing and knowledge acquisition levels of each member in addition to the total knowledge sharing level in the community.