The Impact of the Mentoring Functions on the Motivation to Adopt Knowledge, the Success of Knowledge Transfer

멘토링 기능이 신입 판매원의 지식채택 동기, 지식이전 성공에 미치는 영향

  • 이인석 (서강대학교 경영학과) ;
  • 최선규 (서강대학교 경영전문대학원) ;
  • 지성구 (한밭대학교 경상학부)
  • Received : 2010.06.09
  • Accepted : 2010.09.03
  • Published : 2010.09.01

Abstract

This study aims to investigate the effect of mentoring functions (career development, role modeling, and psychosocial function) on the motivation to adopt knowledge and the success of knowledge transfer in formal mentoring relations. There are considerable empirical investigation into the antecedents and consequences of mentoring, such as organizational commitment, organizational citizenship behavior, job satisfaction, In this paper, based on the relevant literatures, hypotheses are established and empirically tested that are about the effect of mentoring functions on the motivation to adopt knowledge, and the effect of motivation to adopt knowledge on the success of knowledge transfer. Using a sample of 287 service industry employees, the empirical results shows that career development and role modeling functions ware positively related to motivation to adopt knowledge, but psychosocial function was not significantly related. In addition, the motivation to adopt knowledge was positively related to the success of knowledge transfer. Based on these findings, implication and future direction are discussed.