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Work engagement through social exchange mechanisms: does the role of knowledge-sharing behavior matter?

Aulia Vidya Almadana (Doctoral Program of Economics, Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia and Department of Management, Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia)
Suharnomo Suharnomo (Department of Management, Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia)
Mirwan Surya Perdhana (Department of Management, Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia)

VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems

ISSN: 2059-5891

Article publication date: 29 November 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to examine the role of knowledge-sharing behaviors within the relationships between high-performance work systems (HPWS) and feeling trusted in work engagement.

Design/methodology/approach

The sample consisted from 107 employees working in financial services companies in Jakarta, Indonesia, who underwent an acquisition process. In this study, structural equation modeling (SEM) was used to examine the associations between HPWS and feelings of confidence in job commitment. In addition, the Sobel test was used to test the mediation effect of knowledge-sharing behavior.

Findings

This study found that HPWS have a positive relationship with work engagement and knowledge-sharing behaviors. Accordingly, the feeling trusted by supervisors has a positive, non-significant impact on knowledge-sharing behavior. Conversely, the feeling trusted by supervisors has a negative, non-significant impact on work engagement. Finally, this study also found that knowledge sharing does not lead to HPWS and feeling trusted does not improve work engagement.

Research limitations/implications

Although this study was conducted in a multicultural country, the analysis of cultural aspects is insufficient analysis. Therefore, future research should consider the cultural aspects to further this form of research.

Practical implications

Organizations should note that human resource management practices through HPWS play an important role in improving positive employee outcomes. In addition, companies through managers should manage their relationships with subordinates to optimize work engagement.

Originality/value

Financial services companies not only conduct a financial business, but also an information business. This paper is one of the quantitative studies that examines the work engagement of employees from financial companies that have gone through an acquisition process.

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Acknowledgements

Present study is funded through Program Magister Doktor Sarjana Unggul Universitas Diponegoro (PMDSU-UNDIP) scheme with number 14-07/UN7.P4.3/PP/2020 under Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian kepada Masyarakat Universitas Diponegoro (LPPM-UNDIP) and the authors would like to express their appreciations accordingly.

Citation

Almadana, A.V., Suharnomo, S. and Perdhana, M.S. (2022), "Work engagement through social exchange mechanisms: does the role of knowledge-sharing behavior matter?", VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/VJIKMS-05-2022-0149

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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