Understanding the emotional mechanics of knowledge hiding and trust corrosion: Collected insights on how organizations can promote knowledge sharing
Human Resource Management International Digest
Article publication date: 18 May 2021
Issue publication date: 19 August 2021
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This conceptual paper clarifies how employee knowledge hiding (KH) arises, so as to mitigate its damage to organizational cultures. The results indicate that KH causes damage both to individual colleagues and to the organization itself. Six categories of events that stimulated KH were situational unintentional KH, competitive motive-based hiding, controlled hiding due to clinging to a sense of knowledge ownership, victimized hiding arising from abuse and hostility, and favored hiding fueled by shared identities and norms. Furthermore the authors identify that the risk of KH elevates in the scenarios of negative reciprocity, perceived disengagement, and influenced disengagement.
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(2021), "Understanding the emotional mechanics of knowledge hiding and trust corrosion: Collected insights on how organizations can promote knowledge sharing", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 29 No. 5, pp. 5-7. https://doi.org/10.1108/HRMID-01-2021-0005
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