Gender differs: Modelling knowledge sharing from a perspective of social network ties

Chieh-Peng Lin*

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Abstract

The present paper proposes a model of knowledge sharing, in which coworker congruence, outcome interdependence, perceived organizational support, and procedural justice influence knowledge sharing indirectly through the mediation of instrumental ties and expressive ties, and examined gender differences in causal connections within the model. In a sample of employees in Taiwan, it was shown that the influence of instrumental ties on knowledge sharing is stronger for females than for males; the influence of expressive ties on knowledge sharing is stronger for males than for females; the influence of coworker congruence on expressive ties is stronger for females than for males; the influence of outcome interdependence on instrumental ties is stronger for females than for males; and the influence of perceived organizational support on instrumental ties is stronger for males than for females.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-241
Number of pages6
JournalAsian Journal of Social Psychology
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2006

Keywords

  • Expressive ties
  • Gender
  • Instrumental ties
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Moderator

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