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The effects of competition and time constraints on knowledge transfer: Exploratory findings from two experiments

CE Connelly, DP Ford, B Gallupe, O Turel, D Zweig

Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS | IEEE | Published : 2009

Abstract

This paper presents two experiments that examine the possible effects of competition (individual and team), and time constraints on knowledge hiding and knowledge sharing. Results suggest that competition plays a stronger role in knowledge sharing behaviors, but less of a role in knowledge hiding behaviors, while time, although a common excuse for not sharing, is not associated with knowledge hiding or sharing behaviors. Implications for research and practice are discussed. © 2009 IEEE.

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