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Pair of UTSC professors win best paper award

A paper co-authored by UTSC Department of Management Professors John Trougakos and David Zweig won the 2012 best paper award from the Journal of Organizational Behaviour. (Photos by Ken Jones)

A research paper co-authored by faculty at the University of Toronto Scarborough has won the 2012 best paper award from the Journal of Organizational Behavior.

The paper, titled Knowledge Hiding in Organizations, is co-authored by UTSC Department of Management and Rotman School of Management Professors David Zweig and John Trougakos. It explores a phenomenon called knowledge hiding in which employees intentionally conceal knowledge from their colleagues in the organization.

“Employees often fail to share their knowledge with colleagues and even actively engage in hiding this knowledge,” says Zweig, who is also Chair of the Department of Management at UTSC. Employees usually hide knowledge because they think it will increase their power in some way, although he says the technique can backfire in the long run as co-workers and managers catch on, he adds. (For more information about the paper)

The paper was also co-authored by Catherine Connelly of McMaster University and Jane Webster of Queen’s University. In addition to the award, the paper is one of the top-ten most downloaded articles from the Journal of Organizational Behaviour.

The award was announced at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management held earlier this month in Orlando.




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