Title: The effect of organisational agility as mediator in the relationship between knowledge management, and competitive advantage and innovation in sport organisations

Authors: Mehdi Salimi; Ali Nazarian

Addresses: Sport Management Department, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran ' Sport Management Department, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Guilan, Guilan, Iran

Abstract: The purpose of the present article is to study the effects of mediator organisational agility in the relation between knowledge management, and innovation and competitive advantage in sports organisations. The test population included all the staff active in sports organisations of Isfahan province. The standard knowledge management questionnaire of Newman and Conrad (1999), innovation (Jiménez-Jimenez et al., 2008; Panayides, 2006; Prajogo and Sohal, 2006), competitive advantage from researcher-made questionnaire and organisational agility (Zhang and Sharifi, 2000) were used for collecting data. The results of the findings indicated that knowledge management variable has significant effects on innovation, competitive advantage and agility. Also, the effects of agility variable was not significant regarding innovation, but they had significant effects on the competitive advantage. In conclusion, Sohel test result indicated that knowledge management variable has significant effects on innovation and competitive advantage with mediator of organisational agility.

Keywords: production innovation; process innovation; administrative innovation; knowledge creation; knowledge transfer; knowledge application; evident advantage; sustainable advantage; dynamic advantage; congruent advantage; compound advantage; competency; accountability; flexibility.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKMS.2022.123712

International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, 2022 Vol.13 No.3, pp.231 - 256

Accepted: 30 Dec 2020
Published online: 01 Jul 2022 *

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