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Journal of Industrial Distribution & Business Vol.8 No.6 pp.61-73

A Research on Knowledge Sharing among Air Transportation Professionals

Wan-Hyun Kim*, Sang-Bum Park**
*First Author, Ph. D student, School of Business, Korea Aerospace University, Korea. E-mail:
**Corresponding Author, Professor, School of Business, Korea Aerospace University, Korea. E-mail:, Tel: +82-2-300-0352.
October 7, 2017. October 31, 2017. November 15, 2017.


Purpose – Aviation control, navigation, and aircraft control in the air transportation area are very specialized. Each part is in progress for safety, efficiency, automation, and further. On the other hand co-work among each part including knowledge sharing has been inattentive for many reasons. The purpose of this research is to show how practicians and professionals in the air transportation area perceive the issue of knowledge sharing and to recall the necessity of knowledge sharing in the area. And we try to find ways to activate the knowledge sharing in the area.
Research design, data, methodology – For the research, we inquired into whether practicians and professionals think knowledge sharing can effect safe aviation positively or not and what steps are necessary to activate knowledge sharing in the area. We adopted survey method using questionnaires for current practicians and interview for specialists. The survey and interview results were analyzed using regression analysis and AHP method. The interview for specialists and analyzing the results using AHP was to investigate what are the precedence factors to activate the knowledge sharing.
Results – First, practicians perceive that knowledge sharing will affect aviation safe positively. Second objective knowledges such as, tower air traffic control procedure of aviation control area, flight principle and structure of aircraft control area, instrument landing system of navigation area, for knowledge sharing of each area were identified. Also the precedence factors such as, knowledge absorbability of personal factor, personal expectation of result of expectation factor, leadership of management of Structure factor, method of knowledge spread of application factor for knowledge sharing were found.
Conclusions – Knowledge sharing for practicians and professionals in the aviation area is very important especially from the perspective of safety. However, for various many reasons including the environment of each special area that focusing on their own area, knowledge sharing has not been emphasized. We found that practicians in the area feel that knowledge sharing is necessary and helpful. For it, each practician’s active participation is the most important and many ways such as chatting room to share knowledge are to be developed. And the organization culture should be changed to encourage knowledge sharing.

JEL Classifications: L15, L29, L93, M15, O17.

이직종간 지식공유 활성화 방안에 대한 연구 : 항공운항 분야를 중심으로

김완현*, 박상범**






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