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    The more the better … or is it? The contradictory effects of HR practices on knowledge-sharing motivation and behaviour

    Andreeva, Tatiana and Sergeeva, Anastasia (2016) The more the better … or is it? The contradictory effects of HR practices on knowledge-sharing motivation and behaviour. Human Resource Management Journal, 26 (2). pp. 151-171. ISSN 0954-5395

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    This article examines how individual-level antecedents such as motivation and ability to share knowledge mediate the relationship between HR practices and knowledge-sharing behaviour. The results of a survey of 329 secondary school teachers reveal the contradictory effects of different HR practices on the mediating roles of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation to share knowledge and subsequent knowledge-sharing behaviour of teachers. The study demonstrates that opportunity-enhancing HR practices act as a moderating condition that activates either intrinsic or extrinsic motivation to share knowledge and may completely offset the effect of motivation-enhancing HR practices. The study makes a distinctive contribution by demonstrating how certain combinations of HR practices aimed to enhance knowledge sharing might in fact be a costly solution for organisations, as they activate different mediating mechanisms in the HRM–knowledge-sharing behaviour link.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: knowledge sharing; HR practices; knowledge governance; ability–motivation– opportunity (AMO) framework; mediation and moderation; intrinsic and extrinsic motivation;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 11336
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    Depositing User: Tatiana Andreeva
    Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2019 13:24
    Journal or Publication Title: Human Resource Management Journal
    Publisher: Wiley
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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