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dc.title A link between knowledge sharing and managers’ characteristics en
dc.contributor.author Matošková, Jana
dc.contributor.author Macurová, Lucie
dc.contributor.author Tomancová, Lucie
dc.relation.ispartof Leadership and Organization Development Journal
dc.identifier.issn 0143-7739 Scopus Sources, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.date.issued 2018
utb.relation.volume 39
utb.relation.issue 8
dc.citation.spage 1024
dc.citation.epage 1036
dc.type article
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Emerald
dc.identifier.doi 10.1108/LODJ-06-2018-0236
dc.relation.uri https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/LODJ-06-2018-0236
dc.subject Knowledge sharing en
dc.subject Supervisor en
dc.subject Knowledge-oriented leadership en
dc.description.abstract Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine whether and to what extent knowledge-oriented leadership (KOL) is associated with knowledge sharing (KS) in an organization as well as the dimensions of this leadership style. Design/methodology/approach: Opinion-based questionnaires were applied in the study. A principal axis factor analysis was conducted to find the main factors in KOL (n=236). The relationship between KS and KOL was tested with Pearson’s correlation coefficient method. Findings: The findings support the importance of high-quality leader–member exchange for KS because KOL had a strong significant positive association with the extent of KS in the organization (n=96, r=0.521). The principal axis factor suggested three factors, all of which were moderately significantly related to KS: the perceived support from the superior, enough time for KS and information flow from the superior. Research limitations/implications: The research design in this study was cross-sectional. Thus, the interpretations of the cause–effect relationship among the variables could not be determined. Furthermore, the findings should be confirmed using a larger sample. Practical implications: 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 KOL. Originality/value: Few studies have addressed the relationship between leadership and KS. Hence, this study contributes to a better understanding of the relation between KS and KOL style. Additionally, KOL is probably a multidimensional construct, but little empirical work has been done to explore it. © 2018, Emerald Publishing Limited. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Management and Economics
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1008250
utb.identifier.obdid 43878627
utb.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-85053420085
utb.identifier.wok 000446479300006
utb.source j-scopus
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-01T09:32:10Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-01T09:32:10Z
utb.contributor.internalauthor Matošková, Jana
utb.contributor.internalauthor Macurová, Lucie
utb.contributor.internalauthor Tomancová, Lucie
utb.fulltext.affiliation Jana Matošková, Lucie Macurová and Lucie Tomancová Faculty of Management and Economics, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Zlín, The Czech Republic Corresponding author Jana Matošková can be contacted at: matoskova@utb.cz
utb.fulltext.dates Received 27 June 2018 Revised 28 August 2018 31 August 2018 Accepted 31 August 2018
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utb.wos.affiliation [Matoskova, Jana; Macurova, Lucie; Tomancova, Lucie] Tomas Bata Univ Zlin, Fac Management & Econ, Zlin, Czech Republic
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