Knowledge Sharing among Engineers: An Empirical Examination

We study knowledge sharing among engineers todevelop a nuanced understanding of the role of meaningful work and organizational identification by integrating the knowledge management framework, the job characteristics model and organizational identity theory. Using a cross-sectional survey of 168 eng...

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Autor Principal: Contreras Pacheco, Orlando Enrique; Claasen, Cyrlene; Nishant, Rohit
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spelling ir-p17054coll23-8752020-09-28 Knowledge Sharing among Engineers: An Empirical Examination Contreras Pacheco, Orlando Enrique; Claasen, Cyrlene; Nishant, Rohit We study knowledge sharing among engineers todevelop a nuanced understanding of the role of meaningful work and organizational identification by integrating the knowledge management framework, the job characteristics model and organizational identity theory. Using a cross-sectional survey of 168 engineers with managerial responsibilities from several industries in Colombia, we tested a structural equation model. Results show that a meaningful work is related with knowledge sharing, but is mediated by organizational identification. Furthermore, we found that the way to obtain knowledge donating is preceded by knowledge collecting. These associations provide insight into engineers’ attitudes towards sharing knowledge as a way to differentiate profiles in the organizational environments and promote further research in this regard. Practical implications revolve around the justification for working on practices that not only foster meaningfulness in the workplace, but also organizational identification in order to obtain adequate levels of organizational knowledge sharing. Finally, since most studies have been carried out in developed countries, this study also contributes to a better understanding of the topic in previously unexplored contexts, in this case emerging economies. Knowledge sharing; Organizational identification; Meaningful work; Management of engineers Tecnología; Tecnología / Gerencia y servicios auxiliares 2017 PDF Artículo ENG - Inglés Colfuturo © Derechos reservados del autor http://babel.banrepcultural.org/cdm/ref/collection/p17054coll23/id/875
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topic Knowledge sharing; Organizational identification; Meaningful work; Management of engineers
Tecnología; Tecnología / Gerencia y servicios auxiliares
spellingShingle Knowledge sharing; Organizational identification; Meaningful work; Management of engineers
Tecnología; Tecnología / Gerencia y servicios auxiliares
Contreras Pacheco, Orlando Enrique; Claasen, Cyrlene; Nishant, Rohit
Knowledge Sharing among Engineers: An Empirical Examination
description We study knowledge sharing among engineers todevelop a nuanced understanding of the role of meaningful work and organizational identification by integrating the knowledge management framework, the job characteristics model and organizational identity theory. Using a cross-sectional survey of 168 engineers with managerial responsibilities from several industries in Colombia, we tested a structural equation model. Results show that a meaningful work is related with knowledge sharing, but is mediated by organizational identification. Furthermore, we found that the way to obtain knowledge donating is preceded by knowledge collecting. These associations provide insight into engineers’ attitudes towards sharing knowledge as a way to differentiate profiles in the organizational environments and promote further research in this regard. Practical implications revolve around the justification for working on practices that not only foster meaningfulness in the workplace, but also organizational identification in order to obtain adequate levels of organizational knowledge sharing. Finally, since most studies have been carried out in developed countries, this study also contributes to a better understanding of the topic in previously unexplored contexts, in this case emerging economies.
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author Contreras Pacheco, Orlando Enrique; Claasen, Cyrlene; Nishant, Rohit
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title Knowledge Sharing among Engineers: An Empirical Examination
title_short Knowledge Sharing among Engineers: An Empirical Examination
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