Amanuel Tekleab and Jing Sun accepted for publication in Journal of Knowledge Management

Mike Ilitch School of Business Professor of Management Amanuel Tekleab and Assistant Professor of Management Jing Sun have been accepted for publication in the Journal of Knowledge Management, which publishes academic research and practical information on all aspects of managing knowledge.

Their research is titled, “The contingent roles of market turbulence and organizational innovativeness on the relationships among interfirm trust, formal contracts, interfirm knowledge sharing and firm performance.”


Prior research on interfirm collaborations has demonstrated that trust and contract are two central governance mechanisms that influence a firm’s knowledge-sharing decision and the subsequent effect on performance. However, we know little about how effective these mechanisms are in different market conditions and levels of organizational innovativeness. This study seeks to advance the literature on interfirm knowledge sharing by exploring these contingencies and by providing an alternative explanation of the contradictory effects of knowledge sharing on firm performance.

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