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Abusive supervision and its relationship with knowledge hiding: the mediating role of distrust

Rayees Farooq (Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, India)
Almaas Sultana (DIPS College of Education, Punjab, India)

International Journal of Innovation Science

ISSN: 1757-2223

Article publication date: 16 June 2021

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to analyze the relationship between abusive supervision and knowledge hiding. The study also examines the mediating role of distrust in the relationship between abusive supervision and knowledge hiding.

Design/methodology/approach

The procedure used in the study is a systematic literature review covering abusive supervision, knowledge hiding, distrust from 1994 to 2021. The studies were explored using the keyword search such as, “abusive supervision,” “knowledge hiding” and “distrust” from the selected databases including Emerald, ScienceDirect, EbscoHost and Google Scholar.

Findings

The study found that abusive supervision is positively related to knowledge hiding and distrust mediates the relationship between abusive supervision and knowledge hiding. The study also proposes procrastination as one of the dimensions of knowledge hiding.

Originality/value

The study is an attempt to uncover a series of relationships between abusive supervision, knowledge hiding and distrust, which may enhance academic discussion and also offer clarity to the conceptualization of these two fields.

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Citation

Farooq, R. and Sultana, A. (2021), "Abusive supervision and its relationship with knowledge hiding: the mediating role of distrust", International Journal of Innovation Science, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJIS-08-2020-0121

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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