In the information age, one of the critical success factors that enable organizations to create a sustainable competitive advantage in the knowledge-based economy is knowledge sharing. The characteristics of knowledge sharing, such as improving the motivation and abilities of employees, the intensity of effort devoted to the relevant activities, etc., prove the effect of knowledge sharing on employee performance, especially on internalized employee performance. Easy and quick access to knowledge may lead to unethical behaviors that include the violation of moral norms, rules, standards and principles or codes determined by the organization. Unethical behaviors towards employees, which are among the factors that constitute unethical behaviors considered as the dynamics of businesses that disrupt the organizational climate, constitute the mediator variable of this study. This study examines the mediator variable effect of unethical behaviors towards employees in the relationship between knowledge sharing and internalized employee performance, thus making a valuable contribution to the literature.
Keywords: Knowledge sharing, Internalized Employee Performance, Unethical Behaviors towards Employees.