Examining the Influence of the Social Cognitive Factors and Relative Autonomous Motivations on Employees' Knowledge Sharing Behaviors

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Abstract

By incorporating the perspectives of social cognitive theory and relative autonomous motivations, this study examines a model that depicts the influence of personal and environmental factors on employees' knowledge sharing behaviors (KSBs). Data that were collected from 294 professionals in the industry were analyzed using component-based structural equation modeling to examine the proposed model. The research results indicate that trust, relationship orientation, knowledge sharing self-efficacy, and relative autonomous motivation regarding KSBs are the key influencing factors of KSBs of professionals. A key implication is that managers must consider the impact of the level of employee-perceived autonomous motivation when they seek to facilitate KSBs. Finally, the theoretical and practical contributions are discussed, followed by the suggestions for future research directions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)404-436
Number of pages33
JournalDecision Sciences
Volume47
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jun 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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