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Employees’ perceptions of organizational learning: the role of knowledge and trust

Eunjee Kim (Kyonggi University, Seoul, Republic of Korea)
Sunyoung Park (School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA)

Kybernetes

ISSN: 0368-492X

Article publication date: 27 July 2020

Issue publication date: 3 May 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to investigate the roles of employees’ perceived knowledge sharing and trust on organizational learning.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors examined the proposed hypotheses by using survey data from 228 responses collected from an IT services company.

Findings

The authors found that a knowledge sharing culture was positively related to interpersonal trust, knowledge sharing behavior and organizational learning. Employees’ perceived trust among people had a positive effect on knowledge sharing behavior and organizational learning. Knowledge sharing behavior was also positively related to organizational learning. In addition, interpersonal trust and knowledge sharing behavior played mediating roles in linking knowledge sharing culture and organizational learning.

Originality/value

This study provides empirical support for the mediating role of interpersonal trust and knowledge sharing behavior on the link between knowledge sharing culture and organizational learning.

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Citation

Kim, E. and Park, S. (2021), "Employees’ perceptions of organizational learning: the role of knowledge and trust", Kybernetes, Vol. 50 No. 5, pp. 1521-1538. https://doi.org/10.1108/K-03-2020-0169

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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