Journal of Management Information and Decision Sciences (Print ISSN: 1524-7252; Online ISSN: 1532-5806)


Mediating effect of organizational trust on the nexus between organizational justice and knowledge sharing: an empirical investigation

Author(s): Aruoren, E. E., Odiri, V. I.O., & Igemohia, M.

Recently, knowledge sharing has been a hot topic of discussion among researchers and practitioner; however, it has remained elusive. Employees may not share their knowledge with colleagues when injustice and lack of trust prevails within the organizations. This research explores the mediating role organizational trust has on the relation linking organizational justice to knowledge sharing. The research population consists of 475 employees of Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company located in Delta State, Nigeria, and a sample size of 167 was obtained. Structural Equation modeling technique was use in testing the hypotheses. Results indicate that organizational trust is positive and significantly related to both knowledge sharing and organizational justice (p < 0.05). Furthermore, organizational trust fully mediates the relationship between knowledge sharing and organizational justice. The study recommends that management should ensure that justice prevail in organizational activities. Also, the enhancement of organizational trust among employees should be given attention, as this will encourage employees to share their knowledge with colleagues

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