Impacts of leadership style, organizational design and HRM practices on knowledge hiding: The indirect roles of organizational justice and competitive work environment
تأثیر سبک رهبری، طراحی سازمانی و شیوههای مدیریت منابع انسانی بر پنهانسازی دانش: نقشهای غیرمستقیم عدالت سازمانی و محیط کار رقابتی-2021
In this paper, we investigate how Leadership Style, Organizational Design, and HRM practices influence Knowledge Hiding. Organizational Justice and Competitive Work Environment are additionally considered as mediating variables of these impacts. 224 professionals completed an extensive survey with questions corre- sponding to the hypothesized effects. Based on partial least squares regression to test these hypotheses, this study shows that Leadership Style and Organizational Design mitigate Knowledge Hiding only when Organizational Justice is developed. While HRM practices can also decrease the intention of employees to hide knowledge in cases with high levels of justice, they may induce such behavior in a highly competitive work environment. Hence, this research contributes to knowledge management literature by examining the joint influence on knowledge hiding of organizational factors that genuinely describe an organization’s structure and climate. From a practical standpoint, we recommend that managers establish the right balance between justice and competition to reduce knowledge hiding.
keywords: Knowledge hiding | Leadership style | Organisational design | HRM practices | Organizational justice | Competitive work environment