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The Quasi-Moderating Role of Organizational Culture in the Relationship between Rewards and Knowledge Shared and Gained
Journal of Knowledge Management
  • Serdar Durmusoglu, University of Dayton
  • Mark A. Jacobs, University of Dayton
  • Dilek Zamantili Nayir, Marmara University
  • Shaista Khilji, George Washington University
  • Xiaoyun Wang, University of Manitoba
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2014
Abstract
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to clarify the role of organizational culture and rewards in stimulating the sharing and gaining of knowledge. Design/methodology/approach: Hierarchical regression using survey data. Findings: The analyses show that rewards and organizational culture of knowledge transfer influence the knowledge shared and knowledge gained. Moreover, culture and rewards interact to influence knowledge gained, but not knowledge shared which leads to the conclusion knowledge gaining can be induced by rewards, even in the absence of a supportive culture. Research limitations/implications: The findings are consistent with socio-technical theory (STT) and the discussion positions this perspective as useful for future knowledge management studies. This research confirms that knowledge sharing and gaining are uniquely different activities that respond differently to culture and rewards. Originality/value: This study combines the work of different fields by focusing on knowledge sharing and gaining in a single study. Through this process, a bridge between organizational learning theory and STT is revealed.
Inclusive pages
19-37
ISBN/ISSN
1367-3270
Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher
Emerald Group Publishing
Peer Reviewed
Yes
Citation Information
Serdar Durmusoglu, Mark A. Jacobs, Dilek Zamantili Nayir, Shaista Khilji, et al.. "The Quasi-Moderating Role of Organizational Culture in the Relationship between Rewards and Knowledge Shared and Gained" Journal of Knowledge Management Vol. 18 Iss. 1 (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mark-jacobs/9/