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Title: Employees’ online knowledge sharing: the effects of person-environment fit
Authors: Pee, Loo Geok
Min, Jinyoung
Keywords: Knowledge Management Systems
Knowledge Sharing
Issue Date: 2017
Source: Pee, L. G., & Min, J. (2017). Employees’ online knowledge sharing: the effects of person-environment fit. Journal of Knowledge Management, 21(2), 432-453.
Series/Report no.: Journal of Knowledge Management
Abstract: Purpose: Various individual and environmental factors influencing employees’ online knowledge sharing have been identified, but the understanding regarding these has been mostly limited because of their independent and direct effects our understanding has been mostly limited to their independent and direct effects. This study aims to propose that the fit between employees and their environments (PE fit) matters. A model explaining how PE fit and misfit affect employees’ knowledge sharing behavior through influencing their affective commitment is developed and assessed. Design/methodology/approach: The proposed model was assessed with data collected in a survey of 218 employees. Findings: Results indicate that PE fit in the norm of collaboration, innovativeness and skill variety leads to the development of stronger affective commitment and, therefore, more knowledge sharing behavior than when they are in shortfall or excess in the environment (i.e. PE misfit). Originality/value: The findings indicate a new direction for knowledge sharing research that focuses on PE fit and suggest that knowledge sharing can be improved more proactively in practice by assessing PE fit during recruitment.
ISSN: 1367-3270
DOI: 10.1108/JKM-10-2016-0437
Rights: © 2017 Emerald Publishing Limited. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Journal of Knowledge Management, Emerald Publishing Limited. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [].
Fulltext Permission: open
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