Organizational Culture and Knowledge Sharing Behavior: Examining Serial Mechanisms
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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