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dc.title The relation between employee characteristics and knowledge sharing en
dc.contributor.author Matošková, Jana
dc.contributor.author Bartók, Ottó
dc.contributor.author Tomancová, Lucie
dc.relation.ispartof VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems
dc.identifier.issn 2059-5891 Scopus Sources, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.date.issued 2020
utb.relation.volume 52
utb.relation.issue 4
dc.citation.spage 486
dc.citation.epage 507
dc.type article
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Emerald Group Publishing Ltd
dc.identifier.doi 10.1108/VJIKMS-05-2020-0092
dc.relation.uri https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/VJIKMS-05-2020-0092/full/html
dc.subject knowledge sharing en
dc.subject Czech Republic en
dc.subject traits en
dc.subject skills en
dc.subject self-efficacy en
dc.subject employee en
dc.subject feelings en
dc.description.abstract Purpose Knowledge sharing becomes crucial in today's competitive world to foster organizational performance. This paper aims to explore which employee characteristics facilitate knowledge sharing in the organizations and to examine the dimensions of these characteristics. Design/methodology/approach Opinion-based questionnaires among employees in Czech companies were applied. The research design in this study was cross-sectional. The hypotheses were tested by Pearson's correlations and regression analyses. Findings The findings support the idea that specific individual employee characteristics increase knowledge sharing in the organization. Four categories of potentially appropriate employee individual characteristics were suggested: social and communication skills; positive work feelings; competences for problem-solving; and employee's self-efficacy. However, only employee's positive work feelings and self-efficacy significantly predicted the extent of knowledge sharing in the organization. Practical implications The findings offer a basis for future research. The results of the study can be used in recruiting new employees and managerial decision-making. The recruitment methods and the selection methods deployed should enable the firm to attract those whose values are in harmony with the organization's values. Managers should build a work environment that promotes greater and more trusting ties among employees via organizing social activities for employees, a supervisor's acceptance of an employee's autonomy and responsibility and increasing employees' confidence in their abilities. Originality/value This is one of the first studies to investigate dimensions of employee knowledge-oriented characteristics. It supports the idea that some individual employee characteristics boost spontaneous knowledge sharing behaviour. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Management and Economics
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1010072
utb.identifier.obdid 43882205
utb.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-85135785648
utb.identifier.wok 000590909600001
utb.source J-wok
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-09T01:52:48Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-09T01:52:48Z
dc.description.sponsorship TBU projects [RO/2016/07, RO/2018/04]
utb.contributor.internalauthor Matošková, Jana
utb.contributor.internalauthor Bartók, Ottó
utb.contributor.internalauthor Tomancová, Lucie
utb.fulltext.affiliation Jana Matošková, Ottó Bartók, Lucie Tomancová Faculty of Management and Economics, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Zlín, Czech Republic
utb.fulltext.dates Received 21 May 2020 Revised 30 July 2020 Accepted 27 September 2020
utb.fulltext.sponsorship This contribution was written with the support of the internal TBU projects RO/2016/07, “The Improvement of Organizations’ Performance through Human Capital Management,” and RO/2018/04, “Facilitating Knowledge Sharing in order to Increase Organizational Performance.” Both the mentioned projects supported the survey financially. Their identification numbers and titles are correct.
utb.wos.affiliation [Matoskova, Jana; Bartok, Otto; Tomancova, Lucie] Tomas Bata Univ Zlin, Fac Management & Econ, Zlin, Czech Republic
utb.scopus.affiliation Faculty of Management and Economics, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Zlín, Czech Republic
utb.fulltext.projects RO/2016/07
utb.fulltext.projects RO/2018/04
utb.fulltext.faculty Faculty of Management and Economics
utb.fulltext.faculty Faculty of Management and Economics
utb.fulltext.faculty Faculty of Management and Economics
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