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The effect of supervisor support and co-worker support on knowledge sharing via work engagement

상사 지원과 동료 지원이 일몰입을 매개로 지식공유에 미치는 영향

  • Received : 2016.11.13
  • Accepted : 2017.03.10
  • Published : 2017.06.01

Abstract

Knowledge creation has become one of core assets for companies' survival and success, companies are putting their effort to find the way to stimulate sharing knowledge among their workers. In this vein, the purpose of this study was to examine the effect of supervisor support and co-worker support on knowledge sharing and the mediating effects of work engagement. 328 employees from varity of organizations located in Korea particiapted for questionnaire survey. Structural equation modeling was used to analyze the data. The result has shown that the static correlation exists between supervisor support, co-worker support and work engagement. Co-worker support had positive influences on knowledge sharing intention. However, supervisor support did not have any influence on knowledge sharing intention. There was a mediate effect of work engagement between both of supervisor and co-worker support and knowledge sharing intention. The study implies that co-worker support is important in order to improve organizational learning and work engagement as a strategy to enhance organizational performance.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국연구재단

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