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Sustainability 2017, 9(2), 205; doi:10.3390/su9020205

Examining Structural Relationships between Work Engagement, Organizational Procedural Justice, Knowledge Sharing, and Innovative Work Behavior for Sustainable Organizations

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School of Liberal Arts and HRD, Korea University of Technology and Education, Cheonan 31253, Korea
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Department of Learning and Performance Systems, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
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Received: 2 October 2016 / Accepted: 25 January 2017 / Published: 2 February 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Economic, Business and Management Aspects of Sustainability)
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Despite the importance of the human/social dimension of organizational sustainability, this area of scholastic endeavor has received relatively little attention when compared to the economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. On the basis of social exchange theory, this study posited the important role that employee work engagement is a key component for improving human performance for organizational sustainability. In order to do so, it suggests the important role that employee work engagement has on the relationships among various factors in the organization, including organizational procedural justice, knowledge sharing, and innovative work behaviors. A total of 400 complete responses from full-time employees in Korean organizations were used for the purpose of data analysis with structural equation modeling (SEM). The results demonstrated that organizational procedural justice is positively related with employee work engagement, knowledge sharing, and innovative work behavior. In addition, work engagement enhances employee knowledge sharing and innovative work behavior, and knowledge sharing enhances innovative work behavior. With regard to the mechanisms of these relationships, work engagement and knowledge sharing acted as significant mediators. Based on the findings, we suggested relevant research implications and recommendations for future research on sustainable organizations. View Full-Text
Keywords: work engagement; procedural justice; knowledge sharing; innovative work behavior work engagement; procedural justice; knowledge sharing; innovative work behavior
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Kim, W.; Park, J. Examining Structural Relationships between Work Engagement, Organizational Procedural Justice, Knowledge Sharing, and Innovative Work Behavior for Sustainable Organizations. Sustainability 2017, 9, 205.

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