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16-8-2018 12:00 AM

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This research examined the interaction between organizational culture (OC) and knowledge sharing (KS) in detail. The findings of recent studies on the topic have been inconsistent. By focusing on socialization adopted from the organizational knowledge creation theory and itemizing KS into knowledge contributing and knowledge seeking, new findings were discovered. A multi-method case study was conducted within a Fortune 15 technology company. Data were collected through company records for the year of 2017, 82 surveys, 23 observations, and 23 interviews. The data were analyzed through multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA), descriptive statistics, qualitative analysis, and triangulation. A statistically significant interaction between OC and KS via socialization was discovered. Moreover, distinct from previous studies, competitive OC was positively related to knowledge contributing with knowledge seeking as a potential moderating variable, but negatively related to knowledge seeking when mixed with bureaucratic OC, and positively related to KS when mixed with clan OC.

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The Interaction Between Organizational Culture and Knowledge Sharing via Socialization

This research examined the interaction between organizational culture (OC) and knowledge sharing (KS) in detail. The findings of recent studies on the topic have been inconsistent. By focusing on socialization adopted from the organizational knowledge creation theory and itemizing KS into knowledge contributing and knowledge seeking, new findings were discovered. A multi-method case study was conducted within a Fortune 15 technology company. Data were collected through company records for the year of 2017, 82 surveys, 23 observations, and 23 interviews. The data were analyzed through multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA), descriptive statistics, qualitative analysis, and triangulation. A statistically significant interaction between OC and KS via socialization was discovered. Moreover, distinct from previous studies, competitive OC was positively related to knowledge contributing with knowledge seeking as a potential moderating variable, but negatively related to knowledge seeking when mixed with bureaucratic OC, and positively related to KS when mixed with clan OC.