Testing Knowledge Sharing Effectiveness: Trust, Motivation, Leadership Style, Workplace Spirituality and Social Network Embedded Model
Management & Marketing: Challenges for the Knowledge Society, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 284-303, 2015
20 Pages Posted: 23 Sep 2016
Date Written: 2015
The aim of this inquiry is to investigate the relationships among the antecedents of knowledge sharing effectiveness under the position of non-academic staff of higher learning institutions through an empirical test of a conceptual model consisting of trust, extrinsic and intrinsic motivation, leadership style, workplace spirituality and online social network. This study used the respondents from the non-academic staff of higher learning institutions in Malaysia (n = 200), utilizing a self-administered survey questionnaire. The structural equation modeling approach was used to test the proposed hypotheses. The outcomes indicate that all the antecedents play a substantial function in knowledge sharing effectiveness. In addition, perceived risk plays a mediating role between trust and knowledge sharing effectiveness. On the other hand, this research also proved the communication skill also plays a mediating role between leadership style and knowledge sharing effectiveness. This study contributes to pioneering empirical findings on knowledge sharing literature under the scope of the nonacademic staff perspective.
Keywords: Knowledge Sharing Effectiveness, Higher Learning Institutions, Trust, Motivation, Leadership Style, Workplace Spirituality and Social Network
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