Title: Relationship between knowledge management enablers, organisational learning, and organisational innovation: an empirical investigation

Authors: Sayyed Mohsen Allameh; Ali Rezaei; Hadi Seyedfazli

Addresses: Department of Management, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran ' Department of Management, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran ' Department of EMBA, Faculty of Management, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Abstract: The purpose of the present paper is to analyse the impact of knowledge management enablers (KMEs) and organisational learning (OL) on organisational innovation (OI). This study emphasises on the role of the organisation learning (OL) as a mediator between the KMEs and the OI. The population of the present study is formed by all large and small scale manufacturing companies, in the national level, including the electric utility, pipe facet industries, food industries, and clothing industries. Questionnaires have been distributed among the mid-level managers and supervisors where only 323 of them have been received back. The current paper implements a structure equation modelling (SEM) method to test the research's framework and hypotheses. The results of this implementation show that KMEs have a basic and significant role on the OI through the OL.

Keywords: organisational innovation; knowledge management enablers; structural equation modelling; SEM; organisational learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2017.10002766

International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2017 Vol.12 No.3, pp.294 - 314

Received: 13 Aug 2014
Accepted: 15 Nov 2014

Published online: 07 Feb 2017 *

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