Title: Blended work and opportunities for knowledge sharing: human resource management practices to increase innovative work behaviour and life satisfaction of bridge workers

Authors: Sari Mansour; Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay

Addresses: Teluq University, University of Québec, 5800 St-Denis Street, Montréal, Québec H2S 3L5, Canada ' Teluq University, University of Québec, 5800 St-Denis Street, Montréal, Québec H2S 3L5, Canada

Abstract: This research tests aims to verify in a sample of bridge workers (192) the mediating role of occupational self-efficacy on the relationship between availability of blended work and opportunity for knowledge-sharing with younger workers (or opportunities for generativity), as well as life satisfaction and innovative work behaviour. The results of bootstrap show that the availability of blended work has an indirect effect on life satisfaction and innovative work behaviour via occupational self-efficacy. Also, they reveal that the opportunity for knowledge transfer to younger workers, or generativity, impacts the life satisfaction and innovative work behaviour via occupational self-efficacy.

Keywords: knowledge transfer; generational knowledge transfer; blended work; generativity; occupational self-efficacy; life satisfaction; innovative work behaviour.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKBD.2018.096419

International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development, 2018 Vol.9 No.4, pp.441 - 459

Received: 22 Nov 2017
Accepted: 22 Nov 2017

Published online: 27 Nov 2018 *

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