Exploring factors influencing knowledge sharing behaviour: The moderating effect of transformational leadership

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Proceedings of the European Conference on Knowledge Management, ECKM, 2017, 2 pp. 1180 - 1187
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© The Authors, 2017. The Vietnamese Government has been struggling to build a higher education system that is innovative to the requests of national knowledge-based development. It is essential to explore knowledge sharing behaviour (KSB) from environmental and personal perspectives which contribute to improve creativity and innovation in Vietnamese higher education institutions (HEIs). Social influences and individual factors are examined as critical factors on KSB. The literature suggests a complex relationship between these factors and KSB. However, the literature typically hypothesises and examines simple main-impacts model. Drawing upon the role of transformational leadership, we propose a contingent research model based on social cognitive theory that comprises environmental factors (subjective norms, trust), personal factors (knowledge self-efficacy, organisational rewards, reciprocal benefits, and psychological ownership of knowledge) and KSB. Our focus will be on the moderating effect of transformational leadership on the relationship between these factors and KSB. We advance to conduct a survey to examine our proposed conceptual model. It is expected that this research will contribute to the deeper understanding of the effects of personal and environmental factors and KSB moderated by transformational leadership within Vietnamese HEIs.
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