||In an era of new knowledge-based economy, knowledge management would promote the organizational performance and improve the competition in the global market. Improving organizational members’ willingness of knowledge sharing will be useful for carry out knowledge management. The purpose of this study is to explore the relationships among perceptions of organizational politics, trust and knowledge sharing in the industries for understanding employee’s degree of perceptions of organizational politics, attitudes of trust and feelings of knowledge sharing in the organization. Therefore, this study constructs a model which perceptions of organizational politics is the independent variable, knowledge sharing is the dependent variable and trust is the mediate variable to identify the causal relationships.|
The sample consisted of 1037 employees selected from 42 firms among 5 industries in Taiwan. The data were analyzed by reliability analysis, descriptive statistics analysis, independent-sample T test, one-way ANOVA, correlation analysis and regression analysis. The major findings of this study are as fallow:
1.Seniority, official rank, industry, firm age and firm size among individual variables have significant difference in perceptions of organizational politics.
2.Educational level, income and firm age among individual variables have significant difference in trust.
3.Marital status and age among individual variables have significant difference in knowledge sharing.
4.Perceptions of organizational politics have significant negative relationship with knowledge sharing.
5.Perceptions of organizational politics have significant negative relationship with trust.
6.Trust has significant positive relationship with knowledge sharing.
7.Trust has partial intervening effect between perceptions of organizational politics and knowledge sharing.