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The effect of Managerial Power and Relational Trust on the Skills and Traits of Knowledge Acquisition: Evidence from the United Arab Emirates

Politis, John D. (2003). The effect of Managerial Power and Relational Trust on the Skills and Traits of Knowledge Acquisition: Evidence from the United Arab Emirates. Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management,1(2):55-66.

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Title The effect of Managerial Power and Relational Trust on the Skills and Traits of Knowledge Acquisition: Evidence from the United Arab Emirates
Author Politis, John D.
Journal Name Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management
Publication Date 2003
Volume Number 1
Issue Number 2
ISSN 1479-4411   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 55
End Page 66
Total Pages 12
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Academic Conferences and Publishing Internatinal Ltd.
Field of Research 1503 - Business and Management
Abstract Many organisations have recognised that knowledge is the most important resource in today’s economy. Although knowledge management is seen as central to process and product innovation and improvement, to executive decision making and to organisational adaptation and renewal, little is known on the effect of managerial power and relational trust on the traits and skills of knowledge acquisition. A survey of 140 first line managers was conducted to investigate the relationship between managerial power, relational trust and knowledge acquisition attributes. Results indicate that most, but not all, of the managerial power dimensions enable employees’ knowledge acquisition. Moreover, the findings show that relational (interpersonal) trust had a negative effect on the skills and traits of knowledge acquisition. It was also found that the dimensions of managerial power provided statistically significant additional predictive power, after having statistically controlled for the predictive effects of interpersonal trust.
Keywords knowledge acquisition
managerial power
relational (interpersonal) trust
United Arab Emirates
Additional Notes Paper 14 - (Article page no. when opening article pp.147-158)
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URL http://www.ejkm.com/volume1/issue2
 
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