A link between knowledge sharing and managers’ characteristics

  • Jana Matošková, Lucie Macurová, Lucie Tomancová
  • Leadership & Organization Development Journal, September 2018, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/lodj-06-2018-0236

A connection between knowledge sharing and leadership style

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What is it about?

This study examined whether and to what extent knowledge-oriented leadership is associated with knowledge sharing in an organization as well as the dimensions of this leadership style.

Why is it important?

The findings support the importance of high-quality leader-member exchange for knowledge sharing because knowledge-oriented leadership had a strong-significant positive association with the extent of knowledge sharing in the organization. The principal axis factor suggested three factors, all of which were moderately-significantly related to knowledge sharing: the perceived support from the superior, enough time for knowledge sharing, and information flow from the superior.


Dr. Jana Matošková
Tomas Bata University in Zlín

The study indicates that if innovativeness and the use of human capital are important for an organization’s competitive ability, it is vital to train managers to be able to apply knowledge-oriented leadership.

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