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"It's Mine." The Role of Psychological Ownership and Territoriality in Knowledge Hiding

  title={"It's Mine." The Role of Psychological Ownership and Territoriality in Knowledge Hiding},
  author={Aliona von der Trenck},
Recently, researchers started asking why and how people hide knowledge. One explanation is that people develop feelings of psychological ownership for their knowledge and tend to protect it by engaging in territoriality. Prior research holds that psychological ownership is an important antecedent of knowledge hiding. However, little is known about how people develop these feelings of ownership for knowledge. This research-in-progress derives a theoretical model and proposes that knowledge… Expand
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Why and when do people hide knowledge?
  • H. Peng
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • J. Knowl. Manag.
  • 2013
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