How do rewards and management styles influence the motivation to share knowledge?

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How do rewards and management styles influence the motivation to share knowledge?

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dc.contributor.author Harder, Mie en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:27:27Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:27:27Z
dc.date.issued 2008-02-28T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9788791815195 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7483
dc.description.abstract How to motivate knowledge sharing is of crucial importance to many companies. This paper analyzes individual knowledge sharing behavior in a self-determination theory (SDT) perspective. The primary aim is to explore what type of motivation predicts knowledge sharing behavior and how this type of motivation is affected by reward structures and management styles in organizations. The paper builds on survey and interview data from a pilot case study and provides statistical evidence of a strong positive relationship between autonomous motivation and knowledge sharing behavior. Furthermore, tangible rewards are found to correlate negatively with autonomous motivation for knowledge sharing. The more employees perceive knowledge sharing to lead to tangible rewards, the less they are autonomously motivated to share. On the other hand, a management style supportive of employees’ needs for autonomy is found to promote autonomous motivation for knowledge sharing. en_US
dc.format.extent 40 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper;2008-06 en_US
dc.title How do rewards and management styles influence the motivation to share knowledge? en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt08feb28 nijemo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Center for Strategi og Globalisering en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort SMG en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Center for Strategic Management and Globalization en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort SMG en_US
dc.idnumber 9788791815195 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2008 en_US


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