Title

Ethical leadership and employee knowledge sharing : exploring dual-mediation paths

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Leadership Quarterly

Publication Date

1-1-2015

Volume

Advance publication

Publisher

Elsevier Inc.

Keywords

Controlled motivation, Ethical leadership, Knowledge sharing, Moral identity

Abstract

Drawing on social learning and self-determination theories, this study investigates the mediating effects of controlled motivation for knowledge sharing and moral identity in the relationship between ethical leadership and employee knowledge sharing. We conducted a field study with 337 full-time employees to test our hypotheses. Results supported the mediating effects of both controlled motivation and moral identity in accounting for the relationship between ethical leadership and employee knowledge sharing. Our study is among the first to examine whether and why ethical leadership predicts employee knowledge sharing. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.

DOI

10.1016/j.leaqua.2017.05.006

Print ISSN

10489843

E-ISSN

18733409

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

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Recommended Citation

Bavik, Y. L., Tang, P. M., Shao, R., & Lam, L. W. (2015). Ethical leadership and employee knowledge sharing: Exploring dual-mediation paths. Leadership Quarterly, Advance publication. doi: 10.1016/j.leaqua.2017.05.006

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