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Effects of office space and colour on knowledge sharing and work stress

Luke Hsiao, Ming-Chi Hsiao, Yu-Lan Wang
South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences | Vol 16, No 5 | a668 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajems.v16i5.668 | © 2013 Luke Hsiao, Ming-Chi Hsiao, Yu-Lan Wang | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 18 June 2013 | Published: 07 December 2013

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Luke Hsiao, I-Shou University, China
Ming-Chi Hsiao, Taiwan Shoufo University, China
Yu-Lan Wang, Taiwan Shoufo University, China

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With the aid of empirical research, this study aims to verify the effects of the variables Office Space and Colour on Knowledge Sharing and Work Stress. Taking the domestic technology industry as the research sample, purposive sampling was applied in a questionnaire survey. Three hundred and sixty-eight questionnaires were distributed to a total of 14 technology companies in the Hsinchu and Southern Taiwan Science Parks. After 21 invalid responses had been removed, 347 valid copies were retrieved. Reliability analysis, factor analysis and hierarchical regression were used to analyse the data. The research outcomes show the significant effects of Office Space and Colour on Knowledge Sharing and Work Stress among employees. Based on the outcomes, certain conclusions and suggestions are proposed.


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