Title: Effects of intellectual capital on human resource productivity in innovative firms: mediating role of knowledge management

Authors: Mohammad Hakkak; Khaled Nawaser; Masoud Ghodsi

Addresses: Department of Management, Lorestan University, 1815676415, Khoram Abad, Iran ' Department of Management, Payam Noor University (PNU), Khouzestan, Abadan, Iran ' Management Department, Lorestan University, 1815676415, Khoram Abad, Iran

Abstract: Today, knowledge is an integral part of the organisations success. It is a fact that in cultural organisations intellectual capital and intangible assets are critically important. If development procedures of knowledge in the contemporary society have been studied carefully then it is concluded that today's post-industrial society is an informational society where the energy increasing technologies replaced by knowledge increasing technologies and productivity gradually. This paper seeks to investigate the effects of intelligence capital on human resource productivity by emphasising on mediator role of knowledge management of employees of innovative firms in the capital city of Iran. In terms of method, this research is descriptive-survey and in term of goal, it is absolutely applicative. The research results show that knowledge management mediates effects of intelligence capital on human resource productivity.

Keywords: productivity; knowledge management; intellectual capital; innovative firms; innovation; Iran.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTMKT.2016.075689

International Journal of Technology Marketing, 2016 Vol.11 No.2, pp.238 - 250

Received: 25 Feb 2015
Accepted: 06 Aug 2015

Published online: 31 Mar 2016 *

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