The impacts of corporate governance mechanisms on knowledge sharing and supply chain performance

Ching Tsung Jen, Jiayao Hu, Jun Zheng, Lin Ling Xiao

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Knowledge sharing among supply chain partners is a critical process to achieve a competitive advantage in business. Despite the increase in relevant studies, the function and importance of trust and risk-sharing contracting which represents the corporate governance mechanisms of knowledge sharing remain indistinct. This research conducts an empirical survey with 120 replies from firms located in south-eastern China which shows that both trust and risk-sharing contracting increase the likelihood of knowledge sharing among supply chain partners and enhance the overall supply chain performance. Moreover, the results indicate that knowledge sharing fully mediates the relationship between risk-sharing contracting and supply chain performance but only partially mediates the relationship between trust and supply chain performance. This study contributes to knowledge management and supply chain management by clarifying the importance of corporate governance mechanisms. It also helps practitioners to facilitate knowledge sharing in supply chains by pointing out the best practices.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-353
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Logistics Research and Applications
Issue number4
Early online date12 Nov 2019
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2020


This work was supported by Talent Research Project RC201803 of NingBo Polytechnic.


  • Risk-sharing contract
  • knowledge sharing
  • supply chain
  • trust

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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