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Abusive supervision and knowledge hiding: the moderating roles of future orientation and Islamic work ethics

Talat Islam (Institute of Business Administration, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan)
Ishfaq Ahmed (Hailey College of Commerce, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan)
Ahmad Usman (Institute of Administrative Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan)
Muhammad Ali (Institute of Business Administration, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan)

Management Research Review

ISSN: 2040-8269

Article publication date: 19 August 2021

Issue publication date: 30 November 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

Abusive supervision is found to influence the workplace negatively but how it predicts knowledge hiding behavior is an area that has not gained due attention in the literature. To this backdrop, this study aims to investigate the effect of abusive supervision on knowledge hiding behavior considering future orientation and Islamic work ethics (IWE) as moderators.

Design/methodology/approach

The data from 396 employees, working in both manufacturing and service sectors, is collected through a questionnaire-based survey in two-lags between November 2019 and January 2020.

Findings

Structural equation modeling highlighted that a positive relationship exists between abusive supervision and knowledge hiding behavior. Moreover, higher levels of IWE and future orientation are found to weaken the said relationship.

Practical implications

This paper provides practical understandings into extenuating the destructive effects of the dark side of leadership (abusive supervision), a prevalent issue in Asian societies, through the lens of personality (future orientation) and belief (IWE).

Originality/value

This study adds value by investigating the relationship between abusive supervision and knowledge hiding by demonstrating the moderating effects of IWE and future orientation in the context of Pakistan.

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Acknowledgements

The authors are thankful to the Editor, reviewers and participants of the study.

Citation

Islam, T., Ahmed, I., Usman, A. and Ali, M. (2021), "Abusive supervision and knowledge hiding: the moderating roles of future orientation and Islamic work ethics", Management Research Review, Vol. 44 No. 12, pp. 1565-1582. https://doi.org/10.1108/MRR-06-2020-0348

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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