The Effects of Knowledge Sharing Behavior on Employee Performance: The Mediating Role of Innovative Work Behavior


  • Somruedi Songthip Faculty of Management Sciences, Kasetsart University Sriracha Campus
  • Jutamard Thaweepaiboonwong Faculty of Management Sciences, Kasetsart University Sriracha Campus



Knowledge Sharing Behavior, Innovative Work Behavior, Employee Performance


The purposes of this research were to study the relationship between knowledge sharing behaviors, innovative work behaviors, and employee performance and to analyze the role of innovative work behaviors as a mediating variable between knowledge sharing behaviors and employee performance. The sample consisted of 220 employees from a supplement manufacturer in Chon Buri. A questionnaire was used to collect data through proportionate stratified sampling. The structural equation models were used for testing hypotheses. The findings revealed that the measurement model had reliability and validity. The model of relationship between knowledge sharing behaviors, innovative work behaviors, and employee performance best fits the empirical data with CMIN/DF = 1.657, CFI = 0.990, GFI = 0.962, AGFI = 0.923, RMR = 0.014, RMSEA = 0.055. The path analysis results show that knowledge sharing behaviors have a significant positive impact on employee performance. Knowledge sharing behaviors have a significant positive impact on innovative work behaviors, which have a significant positive impact on employee performance. From the test of the mediating role of innovative work behaviors, it is revealed that innovative work behaviors serve as a partial mediator in the relationship between knowledge sharing behaviors and employee performance. The variance of the knowledge sharing and innovative work behavior variables explains 41% of the variance of employee performance.


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How to Cite

Songthip, S., & Thaweepaiboonwong, J. (2024). The Effects of Knowledge Sharing Behavior on Employee Performance: The Mediating Role of Innovative Work Behavior. Economics and Business Administration Journal Thaksin University, 16(2), 161–178.



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