Knowledge sharing, abusive supervision, and support : A social exchange perspective

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Kim, Seckyoung Loretta, Kim, Myungsun and Yun, Seokhwa. (2015). Knowledge sharing, abusive supervision, and support : A social exchange perspective. Group and Organization Management. 40(5), pp. 599-624. https://doi.org/10.1177/1059601115577514
AuthorsKim, Seckyoung Loretta, Kim, Myungsun and Yun, Seokhwa
Abstract

Knowledge sharing is essential for achieving sustainable competitive advantages for organizations. Yet, there is a paucity of studies examining how a supervisor’s behavior, particularly, abusive supervision may become a barrier of individuals’ knowledge sharing. Drawing on insights from social exchange theory, this study investigates the influence of abusive supervision on knowledge sharing, moderated by support from organization and coworker. Consistent with our hypotheses, abused employees do not share their knowledge, but the negative effect could be buffered when they perceive high organizational support. Implications and future research directions are discussed.

Keywordsknowledge sharing; abusive supervision; organizational support; coworker support; social exchange theory
Year2015
JournalGroup and Organization Management
Journal citation40 (5), pp. 599-624
PublisherSAGE Publications
ISSN1552-3993
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/1059601115577514
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84941212164
Page range599-624
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Print06 Apr 2015
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Accepted17 Feb 2015
Deposited17 May 2021
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