Effects of workplace spirituality and trust mediated by perceived risk towards knowledge sharing behaviour

Muhammad Sabbir Rahman (Department of Marketing and International Business, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Nuraihan Mat Daud (Faculty of Languages and Management, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Hasliza Hassan (Faculty of Management, Multimedia University, Cyberjaya, Malaysia)
Aahad M. Osmangani (Faculty of Economics and Management Science, International Islamic University Malaysia, Gombak, Malaysia)

VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems

ISSN: 2059-5891

Publication date: 14 November 2016

Abstract

Purpose

This research paper aims to provide an empirical examination to explain the relationship between trust, workplace spirituality, perceived risk and knowledge sharing behaviour among the non-academic staff of private higher learning institutions.

Design/methodology/approach

A quantitative methodology was adopted to examine the proposed relationship between trust, workplace spirituality, perceived risk and knowledge sharing behaviour. The study used survey data from 240 non-academic staff of private higher learning institutions in Malaysia. This research applied confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modelling to test the stated hypotheses of the proposed conceptual framework.

Findings

The empirical findings indicate that workplace spirituality has a significant positive influence on knowledge sharing behaviour, whereas trust is found to have a positive effect, mediated by perceived risk, on the knowledge sharing behaviour among the non-academic staff of private higher learning institutions.

Research limitations/implications

The study was limited to private higher learning institutions in Malaysia, and used a cross-sectional research design. Further investigations into the moderating effect of socio-demographic variables are necessary.

Practical implications

The results of this survey provide constructive information towards understanding the extent of knowledge sharing predictors at the individual and non-academic staff levels in the context of private higher learning institutions in Malaysia. Thus, this empirical study serves as a baseline research for this unexplored scope as it provides new information in this field.

Originality/value

Previous studies have not tested the function of trust and workplace spirituality from the perspective of non-academic staff employed in private higher learning institutions.

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Citation

Rahman, M., Mat Daud, N., Hassan, H. and Osmangani, A. (2016), "Effects of workplace spirituality and trust mediated by perceived risk towards knowledge sharing behaviour", VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems, Vol. 46 No. 4, pp. 450-468. https://doi.org/10.1108/VJIKMS-06-2015-0033

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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