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Firm’s core competitiveness results primarily from its ability to innovate. Knowledge sharing plays an important role in promoting sustained innovation. This research examines the factors enabling knowledge sharing in a Research and Development (R&D) department of a Chinese commercial elevator firm. We find that the strength of individual relationships, contextual performance, and IT capability are positively correlated with the strong knowledge sharing behavior, while controlling for gender, education, and job tenure. Based on our findings, we draw both theoretical and managerial implications.