Following decades of research and practical focus within the area of knowledge work on sharing and transfer, the attention has now shifted towards understanding the other side – knowledge hiding. Why do people hide what they know, who do they hide it from, what role do leaders play, and above all what can organizations do about it? These are the kind of questions authors of the special issue Journal of organizational behavior Understanding knowledge hiding at work asked themselves.
Here are the articles:
- Understanding knowledge hiding in organizations (in open access)
- Different motivations for knowledge sharing and hiding: The role of motivating work design
- Knowledge hiding as a barrier to thriving: The mediating role of psychological safety and moderating role of organizational cynicism
- Leader‐signaled knowledge hiding: Effects on employees’ job attitudes and empowerment
- Leader–member exchange, organizational identification, and knowledge hiding: The moderating role of relative leader–member exchange
- Rivals or allies: How performance‐prove goal orientation influences knowledge hiding
As special issue editors, we (Catherine Connely, Matej Černe, Anders Dysvik, and Miha Škerlavaj) are also deeply grateful to all the anaonymous yet immensely developmental work of our reviewers, editor in chief Suzanne Masterson, editorial team of JOB, contributing authors (those accepted and those that were not), and everybody else involved in pushing the boundaries of behavioral science further. Thank you!