LMX, thriving at work and creative performance: Mediating effect of knowledge hiding

  • Muhammad Awais Bhatti
  • Naveed R. Khan Faculty of Business and Management, UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Soofia Hussain Department of Management Studies, Bahria Business School, Bahria University, Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Mohanad Mohammed Sufyan Ghaleb Department of Management, School of Business, King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa 31982, Saudi Arabia


LMX, thriving at work, knowledge hiding, creative performance.


Creative performance is the conduct of employees in which they produce unique ideas and explore new approaches to problem-solving. In the IT industry setting, the task's relevance becomes more vital due to its complexity. This study aims to investigate the origins of creative performance. This is a quantitative study employing a cross-sectional design. 227 IT-sector employees in Malaysia provided the primary data collected. Our analyses revealed that LMX decreases employees' knowledge-hiding behavior while flourishing at work increases employees' creative performance. The data also indicate that knowledge concealment modulates the connection between LMX and job satisfaction. Our research revealed new factual facts and offered fresh perspectives on HRM. This study has significant practical consequences for managers.

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