Title: The impact of intellectual capital on innovation via the mediating role of knowledge management: a structural equation modelling approach
Authors: Bader Yousef Obeidat; Ali Tarhini; Ra'ed Masa'deh; Noor Osama Aqqad
Addresses: Business Management Department, School of Business, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan ' Department of Information Systems, College of Economics and Political Science, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman ' Associate Professor of Management Information Systems, School of Business, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan ' MBA Student, Business Management Department, School of Business, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
Abstract: This study aims to investigate the impact of intellectual capital on innovation in telecommunication companies in Jordan, through the presence of knowledge management as a mediator. Data were collected using a self-administrated questionnaire from 498 employees working in three telecommunication companies in Jordan. Structural equation modelling approach based on AMOS 22.0 was used to examine the causal relationships and to test the hypotheses between the observed and latent constructs in the proposed research model. The results led to the confirmation of a mediation model as intellectual capital did not have a direct impact on innovation. The results revealed that intellectual capital did have a significant impact on knowledge management and the latter on innovation. In light of these findings, implications to both theory and practice are discussed.
Keywords: innovation; intellectual capital; Jordan; knowledge management; SEM analysis.
International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, 2017 Vol.8 No.3/4, pp.273 - 298
Received: 26 Jan 2017
Accepted: 11 Mar 2017
Published online: 05 Oct 2017 *