Knowledge sharing in small family firms: a leadership perspective.
Cunningham, James; Seaman, Claire; McGuire, David
Dr David McGuire D.McGuire@napier.ac.uk
Knowledge sharing is considered critical in the development of a knowledge resource to contribute to the strategic development of the firm. However, how this key organisational activity takes place in small family firms is unknown, as much of the surrounding literature focused on large, nonfamily-oriented firms. This mixed-methods paper investigates the nature of knowledge sharing in small family firms, and explores the role of the influence of family in knowledge resource development. Quantitative findings (n=110) acknowledge heterogeneity of approach in small family firms and discover two distinct ways in which knowledge sharing activities take place; while qualitative data (n=26) uncovers what this means for individual knowledge sharing motivation within the firm. Contributions are here made to both family business and knowledge sharing literature, with implications for the way in which small family firms view the development of their knowledge resource.
Cunningham, J., Seaman, C., & McGuire, D. (2016). Knowledge sharing in small family firms: a leadership perspective. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 7(1), 34-46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfbs.2015.10.002
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Oct 23, 2015|
|Online Publication Date||Nov 18, 2015|
|Deposit Date||Dec 2, 2015|
|Publicly Available Date||Nov 19, 2016|
|Journal||Journal of Family Business Strategy|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Family firms; Knowledge sharing; Path-goal theory; Mixed-methods; Factor analysis;|
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