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Title: The role of leadership in the management of conflict and knowledge sharing in the research groups of a Spanish public university
Authors: Ballesteros Rodríguez, José Luis 
Díaz Díaz, Nieves Lidia 
Aguiar Díaz, Inmaculada 
De Saa Pérez, Petra 
UNESCO Clasification: 5802 Organización y planificación de la educación
531104 Organización de recursos humanos
Keywords: Conflict
Knowledge Sharing
Public University
Research Groups, et al
Issue Date: 2020
Project: la Gestión de Conocimiento en la Universidad: Análisis de Su Capacidad de Investigación. 
Journal: Public Organization Review 
Abstract: This paper analyses how academics perceive their group leaders’ behaviour in managing the scientific activities of their research group and, particularly, how the leader’s style (task- or relationship-oriented) enhances knowledge sharing, both directly and indirectly through its influence on conflict. An empirical research study was carried out by surveying 211 academics belonging to research groups in a Spanish university, using simultaneous equation models. The results provide evidence that both leadership styles have a positive and significant direct influence on knowledge sharing, as well as an indirect effect by reducing the negative influence of task and relationship conflict.
ISSN: 1566-7170
DOI: 10.1007/s11115-019-00451-7
Source: Public Organization Review[ISSN 1566-7170], n. 20 (1), p. 421–436
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