There are some existing studies (ZhiningWang et al, 2012; Hsiu-Fen Lin, 2007) that examined knowledge sharingand innovation .Studies conducted by Hsiu-Fen Lin (2007) explored the influenceof individual factors, organizational factors, and technology factors on knowledgesharing processes and whether more leads to superior firm innovation capability.The research was conducted between 172 employees at 50 organizations in Taiwan.
The results indicate that two individual factors and one organizational factorshave a Significant influence on knowledge-sharing processes. The results also showsthat willingness of employees to both donate and collect knowledge, empower theorganization to develop innovation capability. Zhining Wang et al., (2012)examines the quantitative relationship between knowledge sharing, Innovationand performance by using data collection from 89 high technology organizationsin China. The findings of their study show that both explicit and tacitknowledge sharing practices facilitate innovation and performance.Based on the review of the existingliterature on knowledge sharing and firm innovation research area, it was foundthat nearly all studies that used the knowledge sharing and firm innovationhave not extensively examined it in a comparative area. Some examined only insome organization in one country with a same culture.
For instance Cynthia J. Young (2016) examinethe relationship between knowledge management, Innovation, and firm performancein the U.S. ship repair industry. While the other researchers (e.
g Andrew cat ologbo,2015), did not provide empirical validation. For this reason, this study wouldattempt to study influence of knowledge sharing on firm innovation indeveloping and developed country, because although Examining knowledge sharing will helpto explain how knowledge sharing will enhance or discourage their participationin firm innovation.