The role of affect in knowledge transfer.

@article{Levin2010TheRO,
  title={The role of affect in knowledge transfer.},
  author={D. Z. Levin and Terri R. Kurtzberg and K. W. Phillips and Robert B. Lount},
  journal={Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice},
  year={2010},
  volume={14},
  pages={123-142}
}
  • D. Z. Levin, Terri R. Kurtzberg, +1 author Robert B. Lount
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology
  • Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice
  • In two experimental studies of two-party information sharing, we demonstrate that affective state plays a role in the knowledge-transfer process. Study 1 (N 108 MBA students) found that affective state has a larger impact on those in need of knowledge (“receivers”) than on those in possession of knowledge (“senders”), with elated/happy receivers more likely than angry/frustrated receivers to absorb and act on new information. Study 2 (N 180 undergraduates) replicated this finding and also… CONTINUE READING
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