HRMJ – knowledge hiding and innovative work behavior April 7, 2017Posted by Miha Skerlavaj in innovation, job design, knowledge hiding.
In our recent study published at the Human Resource Management Journal and special issue on HRM and innovation, we show that job design (task interdependence and autonomy) and mastery climates can reduce the negative association between knowledge hiding and innovative work behavior.
This study investigates the multilevel interplay among team-level, job-related, and individual characteristics in stimulating employees’ innovative work behavior (IWB) based on the theoretical frameworks of achievement goal theory (AGT) and job characteristics theory (JCT). A multilevel two-source study of 240 employees and their 34 direct supervisors in two medium-sized Slovenian companies revealed significant two- and three–way interactions, where a mastery climate, task interdependence, and decision autonomy moderated the relationship between knowledge hiding and IWB. When employees hide knowledge, a team mastery climate only facilitates high levels of IWB if accompanied by either high task interdependence or high decision autonomy. In the absence of one of these job characteristics, knowledge hiding prevents higher levels of IWBeven in the case of strong team mastery climate. The results suggest that multiple job design antecedents are necessary to neutralize the negative influence of knowledge hiding on micro-innovation processes within organizations.
Tags: Journal of organizational behavior, knowledge hiding
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To all the researchers interested in better understanding of knowledge hiding, here is the link to the special issue of Journal of Organizational Behavior. Guest editors Catherine Connelly, Anders Dysvik, Miha Skerlavaj, and Matej Cerne are interested in both quantitative and qualitative work that advances the field. Submission deadline December 1st, 2017. Welcome!
Interview in Advantage February 24, 2016Posted by Miha Skerlavaj in change management, creativity, innovation, interviews, knowledge hiding, leadership.
Advantage (BI alumni magazine) is out. Among many interesting reads, featuring an interview with my humble self. A really good opportunity for a bit of self-reflection when engaged with such a thoughtful conversationist. https://issuu.com/bi_business_school/docs/advantage
AMJ paper on knowledge hiding published February 27, 2014Posted by Miha Skerlavaj in creativity, journal, knowledge hiding, mastery climate.
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Here we go, our eagerly expected Academy of Management Journal paper on knowledge hiding and creativity has been just released in print in the February 2014 issue. Welcome to read and comment!
Punished for witholding knowledge @ BI Leadership magazine November 15, 2013Posted by Miha Skerlavaj in creativity, knowledge hiding.
Tags: BI leadership magazine, creativity, knowledge hiding
In the BI Leadership Magazine 2013/14, Matej Cerne, Christina Nerstad, Anders Dysvik and myself published a practitioner-oriented paper on the forthcoming February 2014 Academy of Management Journal article on knowledge hiding, motivational climate and creativity called Punished for withholding knowledge.
Media coverage on AMJ article in Slovenia and Norway June 11, 2013Posted by Miha Skerlavaj in creativity, knowledge hiding.
Tags: AMJ, creativity, knowledge hiding, mastery climate, performance climate
In essence, I see the point in our work about the positive impact we’d like to make to the lives of individuals at work as well as business performance. So I am really happy to see that Academy of Management Journal publication on detrimental effects of knowledge hiding for ones own creativity got really wide media coverage in Norway as well as some in Slovenia.
Below are the links to publications in Norwegian and Slovenian press:
- Knowledge hiding can be harmful for business – article in Dnevnik, Slovenian popular paper
- A million euro guy – coverage in Finance – Slovene popular finance daily paper here (free registration needed)
- in Hegnar.no
- Ukeavisen Ledelse
- Aftenposten (written by a well-known Norwegian journalist Katrine Aspaas) – p. 1 and p. 2,
- and Dagens Næringsliv (a leading Norwegian business daily!) – p. 1 and p. 2.
Publication in the AMJ January 4, 2013Posted by Miha Skerlavaj in creativity, journal, knowledge hiding.
Tags: Anders Dysvik, Christina Nerstad, creativity, knowledge hiding, mastery climate, Matej Černe, Miha Škerlavaj, performance climate
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Thanks to a wonderful group of co-authors and friends from Slovenia and Norway, amazingly developmental feedback from the three anonymous reviewers and AMJ associate editor Adam Grant, we got accepted our first Academy of Management Journal publication:
ČERNE, Matej, NERSTAD, Christina, DYSVIK, Anders, ŠKERLAVAJ, Miha (Forthcomming): What goes around comes around: Knowledge hiding, perceived motivational climate, and creativity. Academy of Management Journal.
Here is the abstract for those interested:
Knowledge hiding prevents colleagues from generating creative ideas, but it may also have negative consequences for the creativity of the knowledge hider. Drawing on social exchange theory, we propose that when employees hide knowledge, they trigger a reciprocal distrust loop in which coworkers are unwilling to share knowledge with them. We further suggest that these effects are contingent on the motivational climate such that the negative effects of hiding knowledge on one’s own creativity are enhanced in a performance climate and attenuated in a mastery climate. A field study of 240 employees, nested into 34 groups, revealed a negative relationship between knowledge hiding and the knowledge hider’s creativity as well as the moderating role of a mastery climate. Study 2 replicated these findings in an experimental study of 132 undergraduate students, testing a reciprocal distrust loop and comparing it with an alternative intra-psychic explanatory process based on situational regulatory focus. Implications for practice and future research are discussed.
You never forget your first time! 🙂
Academy of Management, Boston, 2012 July 31, 2012Posted by Miha Skerlavaj in conferences, creativity, innovation, knowledge hiding.
Off to Boston, in few days. Sincerely looking forward to visit this vibrant city once again. Even more so I expect with great enthusiasm the ‘Olympics of Management’ – annual Academy of Management Meeting. This year my schedule is particularly busy – among many meeting with dear colleagues and friends, with many of whom we have on-going or future research projects, I am also co-authoring two of the presentations in the conference program:
- Černe, M., Nerstad, C., & Škerlavaj, M.: Don’t come around here no more: Knowledge hiding, perceived motivational climate, and creativity (Best Conference Paper Proceedings).
- Černe, M., Jaklič, M., & Škerlavaj, M.: Decoupling management and technological innovation: Unveiling the individualism-collectivism controversy.
Tags: creativity, knowledge hiding, master climate, performance climate
Today, we (that is Matej Černe, Christina Nerstad, and Anders Dysvik) held a research seminar on an article that we will present at the Academy of Management Conference 2012, Boston, MA. It has also been chosen for the publication in Best paper conference proceedings. Its’ central idea is that knowledge hiding of an individual creates a so-called distrust loop which in turn damages one’s self creativity (not just creativity of coworkers). And performance climate just makes things worse (to put it in simple terms). However, that there is a cure for that called a mastery climate – a climate that promotes development, growth and collaboration among colleagues. Great discussions and most helpful comments from the colleagues from Department of Leadership and Organisational Behavior, BI Norwegian Business School.