Does Cohesion Predict Knowledge Sharing in Cross-Functional Work Groups? A Multilevel Approach
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- Master of Science 
The aim of this study was to investigate whether task and/or social cohesion can predict knowledge sharing in cross-functional work groups. Norwegian employees working in cross-functional work groups (N = 425) completed an online survey measuring perceived task and social cohesion and the culture for knowledge sharing within their work groups. We empirically tested our hypotheses using hierarchical linear modeling. The results indicated that task cohesion significantly and positively predicted knowledge sharing in crossfunctional work groups at both group and individual level of analysis. Social cohesion significantly and positively predicted knowledge sharing at individual level, however, not at group level. Implications and suggestions for future research are discussed.
Masteroppgave(MSc) in Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Psychology - Handelshøyskolen BI, 2018