A reliable and valid measurement scale for measuring the willingness to accept knowledge

Corro Van Waveren*, Leon Oerlemans, Tinus Pretorius

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Before any acquired knowledge is used or adds value to the receiving project (members), it must be accepted by its recipients leading to an increase in the recipients’ positive attitudes towards and intended use of the acquired knowledge. To be willing to accept knowledge it must have value and be easy to use as perceived by the receiving project’s team members. The focus of this exploratory paper is to develop and empirically test relevant sub-dimensions of perceived value and ease-of-use. The sub-dimensions were identified through a literature review and measurement scales were developed empirically by applying a well-established scale development methodology.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSouth African Journal of Industrial Engineering
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 29 Mar 2021


  • Willingness to accept, knowledge acceptance, measurement, scale development, knowledge transfer, projects, validation, reliability, content adequacy

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