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Managerial Knowledge Sharing: The Role of Individual, Interpersonal, and Organizational Factors

27 Pages Posted: 8 May 2006  

Lin Lu

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) - Aetna School of Management

Kwok Leung

City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK) - Department of Management Sciences

Pamela Tremain Koch

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) - Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information

Abstract

This paper describes two studies conducted in the People's Republic of China aimed at improving understanding of knowledge sharing among managers. Study 1 found evidence for the role of two individual factors: greed which reduced knowledge sharing, and self-efficacy which increased it. In addition, co-worker collegiality has an indirect influence on knowledge sharing by lowering greed and raising self-efficacy. Study 2 replicated the key findings of Study 1 and also identified the influence of organizational support on knowledge sharing. Organizational support led to higher utilization of information and communication technologies, resulting in more knowledge sharing, especially for explicit as opposed to implicit knowledge.

Suggested Citation

Lu, Lin and Leung, Kwok and Koch, Pamela Tremain, Managerial Knowledge Sharing: The Role of Individual, Interpersonal, and Organizational Factors. Management and Organization Review, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 15-41, March 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=889983 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1740-8784.2006.00029.x

Lin Lu (Contact Author)

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) - Aetna School of Management ( email )

No.535 Fahuazhen Road
Shanghai, 200052
China

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Kwok Leung

City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK) - Department of Management Sciences ( email )

Tat Chee Avenue
Kowloon Tong
Kowloon
Hong Kong
852-2788-8985 (Phone)
852-2788-8960 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.cityu.edu.hk

Pamela Tremain Koch

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) - Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information ( email )

Singapore
(65) 6790 6676 (Phone)
(65) 6792 7526 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/sci/about/profile_PamelaTremainKoch.html

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