The Effect of Subjectivity in Incentives on the Performance Mediated by Knowledge Sharing Behavior

Klemensia Erna Christina Sinaga, R. A. Supriyono


This study examines the effect of subjectivity in incentives on the performance mediated by knowledge-sharing behavior. This research uses an experimental method by using students of the Faculty of Economics and Business at a state-owned university in Indonesia as the respondents. This study hypothesizes that managers' performance will affect subjectivity in incentives mediated by knowledge-sharing behavior. The results show that managers' performance is higher for the group of managers with subjectivity in incentives than those without incentive subjectivity. There is the role of knowledge-sharing behavior as a mediating variable. The findings of this research expand the research in managerial accounting, particularly on performance, subjectivity in incentives, and knowledge-sharing behavior. This research develops previous studies by incorporating the knowledge-sharing behavior variable as a mediating variable and influencing performance as a dependent variable. This research can help implement appropriate incentive systems for measuring performance and provide evidence on the importance of including knowledge-sharing behavior in reviewing employees’ formal performance, especially in accounting consulting services. In addition, this research will increase the companies’ awareness of building a work climate by incorporating a culture of knowledge sharing.

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