Innovativeness and knowledge management in public sector enterprises
by Javad Tajdini; Omid Tajeddini
Middle East J. of Management (MEJM), Vol. 5, No. 3, 2018

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to extend to previous research and aims to examine the effect of innovation and sharing knowledge on the performance of state owned enterprises (SOEs) in Iran. Theories of innovation and knowledge management are combined with a strategic model to examine a survey of 110 Iranian public sector managers and frontline employees in Tehran. The findings include: 1) innovativeness is associated with improved business performance, job satisfaction, and overall performance; 2) A strong knowledge sharing is correlated with higher levels of organisational commitment, job satisfaction, and overall performance. All data were collected in a cross-sectional manner with public organisation bearing their own restrictions and, therefore, all we can conclude is that the role variables and their posited consequences are related at one point in time. The results of this research are critical and interesting for public managers. From empirical evidence, the authors found that SOE managers must regard organisational innovation and sharing knowledge as two essential strategic capabilities for a superior performance in terms of satisfaction and organisational commitment.

Online publication date: Mon, 30-Jul-2018

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