Organizational Culture and Knowledge Sharing Behavior: Examining Serial Mechanisms

  • Saliha Gul Abbasi Air University School of Management
  • Ghulam Dastgeer Air University School of Management

Abstract

This study aims to examine how hierarchy organizational culture affect the knowledge sharing behavior of teachers in higher education institutions and universities and its mediated link through formal knowledge governance mechanism and knowledge sharing opportunity. A sample of 269 teachers was drawn from university teachers in Pakistan and structural equation modeling is used to test the hypotheses. The results of this study suggest that first, hierarchy organizational culture is positively associated with knowledge sharing behavior of teachers. Second, formal knowledge governance mechanism fully mediated the relationship between hierarchy organizational culture and knowledge sharing behavior. Third, knowledge sharing opportunity fully mediated the relationship between hierarchy organizational culture and knowledge sharing behavior. Finally, the relationship between hierarchy organizational culture and knowledge sharing behavior is sequentially and fully mediated by formal knowledge governance mechanism and knowledge sharing opportunity. Theoretical and managerial implications are discussed followed by limitations of the study along with suggestions for future research.

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Published
2018-07-04
How to Cite
ABBASI, Saliha Gul; DASTGEER, Ghulam. Organizational Culture and Knowledge Sharing Behavior: Examining Serial Mechanisms. Sukkur IBA Journal of Management and Business, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 33-51, july 2018. ISSN 2410-1885. Available at: <http://journal.iba-suk.edu.pk:8089/SIBAJournals/index.php/sijmb/article/view/114>. Date accessed: 25 sep. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.30537/sijmb.v5i1.114.