How and When Employees Hide Knowledge from Co-workers? A multilevel moderated-mediation model

The Management and Marketing Group warmly invite you to join guest speaker Dr Ghulam Ali Arain from the United Arab Emirates University as he discusses his work on perceived organisational politics and employee knowledge hiding.

  • Wed 10 Feb 21

    13:00 - 14:00

  • Online


  • Event speaker

    Dr Ghulam Ali Arain, Associate Professor, United Arab Emirates University

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Management and Marketing Group Research Seminar Series

  • Event organiser

    Essex Business School

  • Contact details

    Dr Shakaib Akram

In this research seminar from the Management and Marketing group at the Essex Business School, guest speaker Dr Ghulam Ali Arain will explore the relationship between perceived organisational politics and employee hiding knowledge from their co-workers.

Seminar Abstract

Based on the social learning and cognitive theories, this study examines a multilevel moderation-mediation model that tests the direct relation between Perceived Organisational Politics (POP: level 1) and employee knowledge hiding from co-workers (EKHC: level 1) is mediated by moral disengagement (MD: level 1). 

The mediation effect is then further moderated by supervisor knowledge hiding from employees (SKHE: level 2).

Multi-sourced, multi-timed and multi-level data of 294 employees, nested within 80 supervisors was obtained. 

The data was analysed by applying multilevel structural equation modelling (ML-SEM) using MPlus, which highlighted that POP first led to moral disengagement, which, in turn, led to EKHC.

The mediation effect was then further positively moderated by SKHE.

This is the first empirical study that examines both EKHC and SKHE together as a single research model and provides a thorough understanding of why, how, and when POP leads to EKHC.


This seminar will take place online and is free to attend with no need to book in advance.
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Speaker bio

Dr Ghulam Ali Arain is currently working as an Associate Professor of Leadership and OB at the College of Business and Economics, United Arab Emirates University.

He received his PhD in Management Sciences from Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Business, University Aix-Marseille, France. 

Dr Arain has more than 12 years diversified experience in teaching, training, research and consultancy in France, USA, KSA and Pakistan.

He has served as a Director Executive Development Centre, Coordinator of EMBA, MS and PhD programmes as well as Head of Business Department in Sukkur Institute of Business and Administration University Pakistan.

Dr Arain has served as lead / co-lead trainer in various workshops, seminars and training for national and international organisations, including USAID project on Teacher Educators and World Bank sponsored project on Standardised Achievement Tests (SAT-II) in Sindh. 

He has published his research in many top-ranked journals including the Journal of Business Ethics, International Journal of HRM, Group and Organisation Management, Journal of Knowledge Management  among many others.

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