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Factors influencing members' knowledge sharing and creative performance in coworking spaces

Title data

Rese, Alexandra ; Kopplin, Cristopher Siegfried ; Nielebock, Caren:
Factors influencing members' knowledge sharing and creative performance in coworking spaces.
In: Journal of Knowledge Management. Vol. ahead-of-print (2020) .
ISSN 1367-3270
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/JKM-04-2020-0243

Project information

Project title:
Project's official titleProject's id
No informationFKZ 02L15A220

Project financing: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung

Abstract in another language

Purpose: Coworking spaces (CWS) are a globally increasing phenomenon of new shared work environments used by freelancers, entrepreneurs and small companies that often work in information technology and creative industries. The purpose of this study is to examine coworkers’ knowledge sharing (KS), focusing on attitude, behavior and individual creativity. Several theoretical perspectives are deployed for factors influencing KS.

Design/methodology/approach: A research model is developed and tested, relying on a sample of 95 German coworkers using a structural equation modeling approach.

Findings: The attitude towards knowledge sharing and actual sharing behavior in CWS improve coworkers’ creativity. Behavior and attitude differ in positive impact depending on the level of collaboration orientation. Despite the presence of an agreeable atmosphere, lower collaborative orientation results in KS being rated lower.

Practical implications: Community commitment showed the highest positive impact on KS behavior. For community development, CWS will have to take differences in the KS behavior of their coworker client base into account to foster creativity.

Originality/value: The authors provide initial empirical insights into the relationship between KS and creativity in CWS. Core coworking values are shown not to form a uniform block but rather “collaboration” is acting as a discriminator.

Further data

Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: creative performance; knowledge sharing; coworking spaces; community commitment; coworking value orientation
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Business Administration > Chair Business Administration XIV - Marketing and Innovation > Chair Business Administration XIV - Marketing and Innovation - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Daniel Baier
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2020 06:36
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2020 06:36
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/56840