S-Space College of Business Administration/Business School (경영대학/대학원) Dept. of Business Administration (경영학과) Theses (Master's Degree_경영학과)
Leader’s Boundary Activities and Employee Knowledge Sharing: The Mediating Role of Creative Self-Efficacy
상사의 경계 활동과 근로자 지식공유행동의 관계: 근로자의 창의적 자기효능감 매개효과 연구
- 경영대학 경영학과
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 대학원
- boundary activities; boundary spanning; boundary buffering; boundary reinforcement; knowledge sharing; creative self-efficacy; leader-member exchange; learning goal orientation; social exchange theory
- 학위논문 (석사)-- 서울대학교 대학원 : 경영대학 경영학과, 2018. 2. 윤석화.
- The challenges contemporary work organizations face, including the rise of global competition, increase of task complexity, and changes in work structures, calls for leaders to expand their leadership scope by engaging in boundary activities. In spite of this growing need, research on the impact of the leader’s boundary activities on major employee behaviors and attitudes at the workplace has been almost void.
Addressing the literary gap, this study examined the impact of the leader’s boundary activities on desired employee behavior including knowledge sharing and creative self-efficacy. Specifically, the current study investigated the relationship between the leader’s boundary activities and employee knowledge sharing, and the mediating effect of employee creative self-efficacy. Further, this study investigates the moderating effect of leader-member exchange and learning goal orientation.
Results show that the leader’s boundary activities do positively predict employee knowledge sharing behavior. In addition, this positive relationship was mediated by employee creative self-efficacy. Finally, results show that the employee’s learning goal orientation moderated the relationship between the leader’s boundary activities and employee creative self-efficacy, such that, the employee’s strong learning goal orientation strengthened the positive relationship between the main constructs. The theoretical and practical implications of the findings are discussed for future studies.