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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


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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