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Repatriate knowledge sharing environment: Measure development and the impact of personality variables


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The transfer of repatriate international knowledge to their colleagues is essential for organizations to capitalize on the benefits international assignments can offer and to gain a competitive edge. By merging the Steelman et al. (2004) feedback environment theory with literature on knowledge sharing and repatriate effectiveness the repatriate knowledge sharing environment (RKSE) was developed and examined in two phases. The first phase of the study created and pilot tested a proposed seven-dimension measure of the repatriate knowledge sharing environment (RKSE). Results alluded to an eight-dimension RKSE factor structure: source credibility, knowledge quality, source awareness, employee interaction, source recognition, workplace professionalism, supervisor support and promotion of knowledge exchange. Phase two exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis confirmed the eight-dimension RKSE scale. Furthermore, construct validity was found for the eight dimensions of RKSE scale, while criterion-related validity demonstrated the RKSE was related to both repatriate knowledge transfer behaviors and repatriate co-worker receptiveness. The current study additionally examined, but did not find, role breadth self-efficacy and temporal orientation moderating effects on the aforementioned relationship. Through the use of this new instrument, organizations can gain improve their understanding of the attitudes and behaviors towards repatriate knowledge management.

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Subject
Management;
Occupational psychology;
Organizational behavior
Classification
0454: Management
0624: Occupational psychology
0703: Organizational behavior
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Psychology; Employee interaction; Knowledge management; Repatriate; Role breadth self-efficacy; Temporal orientation
Title
Repatriate knowledge sharing environment: Measure development and the impact of personality variables
Author
Peterson, Stacey Marie
Number of pages
208
Publication year
2010
Degree date
2010
School code
0473
Source
DAI-B 71/04, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109696882
Advisor
Steelman, Lisa A.
University/institution
Florida Institute of Technology
University location
United States -- Florida
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3405009
ProQuest document ID
194131306
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/194131306
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