Knowledge Sharing Culture Influences on Organizational Commitment: The Mediating Role of Pay Satisfaction

  • Naveed Farooq Assistant Professor, Institute of Business Studies and Leadership Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, Pakistan
  • Kauser Hayat Assistant Professor, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhatto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Hazrat Bilal Assistant Professor, Center for Management and Commerce University of Swat, Pakistan
  • Wahid Raza Assistant Professor, Government College of Management Sciences Wana South Waziristan, Tribal District , Pakistan
Keywords: Knowledge Sharing, Organizational Commitment, Pay Satisfaction, Public Sector University


Public sector universities are preliminary knowledge intensive and to stunt their information effective knowledge sharing among faculty is required. We focus on the faculty of public sector universities that share or limit knowledge sharing. Determining which factors promote, influence or impede sharing of knowledge in institutions constitute important avenues for exploration. This paper has focused on three such influences; “knowledge sharing” “organizational commitment” and “pay satisfaction”. In this regard, a conceptual model is developed in which pay satisfaction serves as mediator between knowledge sharing (KS) and organizational commitment (OC) among faculty members. Data determining the above mentioned variables is collected from 309 faculty members through standardized questionnaires. Data analysis reveals that KS has positive impact on OC and on Pay Satisfaction (PS). Furthermore, pay satisfaction mediates the relationship between KS and OC. This study recommends a KS culture and pay satisfaction of faculty to maintain and enhance level of commitment among faculty. As KS enable better and faster decision making, reduces the loss of know-how, enhances level of commitment and stimulate innovation and growth.


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Naveed Farooq, Kauser Hayat, Hazrat Bilal, & Wahid Raza. (2020). Knowledge Sharing Culture Influences on Organizational Commitment: The Mediating Role of Pay Satisfaction. Journal of Accounting and Finance in Emerging Economies, 6(1), 117-126.