Knowledge sharing and knowledge effectiveness: learning orientation and co-production in the contingency model of tacit knowledge
Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing
Article publication date: 7 October 2013
This study focuses on the relationship between knowledge sharing and knowledge effectiveness. By learning orientation and co-production, this study demonstrates the indirect effects of knowledge sharing on knowledge effectiveness. Moreover, the direct and indirect effects of knowledge sharing – which vary with the different levels of tacit knowledge – on knowledge effectiveness are examined.
The proposed model is tested using a structural equation model that involves LISREL and multi-group analyses.
Knowledge sharing increasingly affects knowledge effectiveness under the condition of explicit knowledge. The mediating roles of learning orientation and co-production in the process of tacit knowledge sharing become apparent.
Knowledge sharing across organizations can be regarded as a dynamic process. In view of the increasing importance of knowledge sharing across organizations, this study provides insight into the method of receiving useful knowledge across organizations.
Received 17 April 2011 Revised 15 September 2012 Accepted 11 October 2012
Wu, L.-W. and Lin, J.-R. (2013), "Knowledge sharing and knowledge effectiveness: learning orientation and co-production in the contingency model of tacit knowledge", Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, Vol. 28 No. 8, pp. 672-686. https://doi.org/10.1108/JBIM-04-2011-0050
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