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Towards enhancing the absorptive capacity of the organization- the double-mediating effect

Monika Stelmaszczyk

The study aimed to investigate the relationships between intra-organizational knowledge sharing and the absorptive capacity of a company - under conditions of two mediators: job satisfaction and organizational commitment. Identifying the relationships between these variables contributes to the development of the literature in the field of strategic management concerning the mechanisms creating the absorptive capacity of the company. Absorptive capacity is understood as the ability to acquire, assimilate, transform, and exploit useful external knowledge. The object of study was a company specializing in the production of high-quality insulating glass and special glass - one of the leading producers in this line of business in Poland. To test the hypotheses, the author performed the regression analysis, which revealed a direct relationship between the process of knowledge sharing and absorptive capacity. Above all, the results achieved show that intra-organizational knowledge absorption and transmission stimulates an increase in job satisfaction, which in turn leads to an increase in organizational commitment. Both changes result in a perceptible increase in the absorptive capacity of the examined company. The observed double-mediating effect constitutes the added value of the above investigations.

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Monika Stelmaszczyk

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DOI: 10.15219/em75.1364

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