Multi-level analysis of knowledge transfer: a knowledge recipient's perspective

Title
Multi-level analysis of knowledge transfer: a knowledge recipient's perspective
Author(s)
허용석강민형[강민형]
Keywords
ABSORPTIVE-CAPACITY; SOCIAL-STRUCTURE; WEAK TIES; MULTINATIONAL-CORPORATIONS; ORGANIZATIONAL KNOWLEDGE; INTEGRATIVE FRAMEWORK; NETWORK STRUCTURE; PERFORMANCE; TRUST; INNOVATION
Issue Date
201408
Publisher
EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LIMITED
Citation
JOURNAL OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT, v.18, no.4, pp.758 - 776
Abstract
Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to adopt the recipient's perspective to explore multi-level antecedents' effects on knowledge transfer using social capital and social network theories. Design/methodology/approach - Social network and general attribute survey responses from 331 employees were analyzed through hierarchical linear modeling to verify the study's multi-level research model and hypotheses. Findings - A recipient's trust in colleagues positively influences knowledge transfer and company tenure has a negative impact. At a dyadic level, the perceived expertise of a source, in addition to strength of ties, exerts a positive effect on knowledge transfer. Additionally, a recipient's network centrality moderates the effects of dyadic relationships on knowledge transfer. Research limitations/implications - This study deepened the current understanding of the role of social capital in knowledge transfer from a recipient's perspective. Three dimensions of a recipient's social capital respectively showed significant, but different types of influence on knowledge transfer. Interaction effects between individual and dyadic level antecedents should be considered as well. Practical implications - Both a strong tie at a dyadic level and a diverse network at an individual level should be nurtured to facilitate knowledge transfer. In addition, bi-directional knowledge transfer between seasoned employees and new employees should be promoted. Originality/value - Most studies have focused on motivating a knowledge source, assuming that a recipient is always ready to adopt a source's knowledge. To reduce this bias, the current study examined social capital's role in knowledge transfer from a recipient's perspective.
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/YU.REPOSITORY/31165http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JKM-12-2013-0511
ISSN
1367-3270
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