A Research on the Relationship between Knowledge Sharing and Employee Performance: The Moderating Role of Unethical Behaviors in Organizational Level

  • Yasin Aksoy T.C. Istanbul Arel University, Turkey
  • Evren Ayranci T.C. Istanbul Arel University, Turkey
  • Ebru Gozukara T.C. Istanbul Arel University, Turkey

Abstract

Technological advances in the 21st century raise the importance of the process of accessing and evaluating knowledge. Knowledge sharing is important in individual level as much as is in organizational level. Effective knowledge sharing among the members of an organization makes a positive impact on the realization of goals set by the organization. Knowledge sharing positively affects the performance of the employees who work to reach these goals. Moreover, in the study behaviors of the individuals communicating during the knowledge sharing process are classified as ethical and unethical. Increase in unethical behaviors decrease the effect of knowledge sharing on the employee performance. Unethical behaviors in an organization are classified as behaviors against shareholders, clients, suppliers, employees as well as against the public. This study examines the role of unethical behaviors on the effect of knowledge sharing on the employee performance in the organizational level.

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Published
2016-02-28
How to Cite
Aksoy, Y., Ayranci, E., & Gozukara, E. (2016). A Research on the Relationship between Knowledge Sharing and Employee Performance: The Moderating Role of Unethical Behaviors in Organizational Level. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 12(4), 335. https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2016.v12n4p335