Differences in sharing knowledge interpersonally and via databases: The role of evaluation apprehension and perceived benefits

Bordia, P, Irmer, BE and Abusah, D (2006) Differences in sharing knowledge interpersonally and via databases: The role of evaluation apprehension and perceived benefits. European Journal of Work And Organizational Psychology, 15 3: 262-280. doi:10.1080/13594320500417784


Author Bordia, P
Irmer, BE
Abusah, D
Title Differences in sharing knowledge interpersonally and via databases: The role of evaluation apprehension and perceived benefits
Journal name European Journal of Work And Organizational Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1359-432X
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13594320500417784
Volume 15
Issue 3
Start page 262
End page 280
Total pages 19
Place of publication Hove
Publisher Psychology Press
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject C1
Abstract Knowledge sharing is an essential component of effective knowledge management. However, evaluation apprehension, or the fear that your work may be critiqued, can inhibit knowledge sharing. Using the general framework of social exchange theory, we examined the effects of evaluation apprehension and perceived benefit of knowledge sharing ( such as enhanced reputation) on employees' knowledge sharing intentions in two contexts: interpersonal (i.e., by direct contact between two employees) and database (i.e., via repositories). Evaluation apprehension was negatively associated with knowledge sharing intentions in both contexts while perceived bene. it was only positively associated with knowledge sharing intentions in the database context. Moreover, compared to the interpersonal context, evaluation apprehension was higher and knowledge sharing lower in the database context. Finally, the negative effects of evaluation apprehension upon knowledge sharing intentions were worse when perceived benefits were low compared to when perceived benefits were high.
Keyword Psychology, Applied
Management
Information-technology
Performance
Support
System
Women
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2007 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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