Leadership and Knowledge Sharing

DOI 10.14707/ajbr.150001

Robert Bradshaw   De Montfort University, Leicester, LE1 9BH
Mondher Chebbi   De Montfort University, Leicester, LE1 9BH
Hulya Oztel   De Montfort University, Leicester, LE1 9BH

Abstract

Knowledge processes and leadership and management have both been central to discussions within the academic literature. While the number of empirical studies looking at the interaction between these dimensions has been limited. Within this study structural equation modelling using SMART PLS is utilised to identify the implications when determining the most effective leadership styles for achieving knowledge transfer. It was found that a combined leadership approach was the most effective when considering knowledge processes through the SECI model. The study contributes to the literature by allowing us to identify specific leadership style attributes being matched to specific knowledge process stages for achieving maximum impact. The study also allowed us to test empirically the suitability of the leadership and knowledge constructs within the UAE.

Keywords: Middle East, Leadership styles, knowledge processes

 

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