African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4036

Article in Press

To explore the impact of knowledge hiding towards entrepreneurial intentions - An empirical study of software industry

Rabeea Ishaq, Muhammad Ahsan Athar , Alia Manzoor and Noor Ul Ain

  •  Received: 04 December 2018
  •  Accepted: 11 January 2019
Knowledge is the basic pillar or foundation for getting a competitive advantage. Taking, loading, distributing (sharing) and using of the knowledge has progressively become vital part of most firm’s knowledge management approach. Moreover, there are many studies founded on knowledge sharing but the concept of knowledge hiding is still untouched. Therefore, no study has been conducted to check the response of behavior intentions and knowledge hiding of individuals. This research study will contribute towards the literature gap by providing a theoretical or empirical outline based on literature appraisal. Individuals working in different organizations hide their knowledge from their colleagues in order to maintain their own portfolio. It is a quantitative study. Companies that run-in software business or industry are considered amongst the knowledge based in which the employees are obligatory to possess particular or specialized knowledge as well as skills to do their tasks Current study focus is to find that information does not stream over the employees of organizations, and employees favor to hide their knowledge as of their coworkers in order to uphold their own cases.

Keywords: knowledge hiding, Rationalized Hiding, Playing Dumb, Evasive Hiding, entrepreneurial intentions, coworker relationship, software industry