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Analyzing the influence of employee values on knowledge management in sport organizations

Vahid Delshab (Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj, Iran)
Mathieu Winand (Department of International Sport Management, LUNEX International University of Health, Exercise and Sport, Differdange, Luxembourg)
Saeed Sadeghi Boroujerdi (Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj, Iran)
Do Young Pyun (School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK)
Abed Mahmoudian (Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj, Iran)

Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management

ISSN: 2053-4620

Article publication date: 28 June 2019

Issue publication date: 2 October 2019

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between employee values and knowledge management (KM) in sport organizations.

Design/methodology/approach

Data (N = 234) were collected online through a structured questionnaire from employees of 33 sport organizations in Iran. To test the hypotheses, Pearson correlation test and a regression analysis was conducted.

Findings

The results from the study revealed that there were significant relationships between employee values and KM. Both instrumental and terminal values significantly influenced KM.

Research limitations/implications

One limitation of this study is related to the generalizability of the results. Therefore, the current study is required to be replicated with other sport organizations in various sectors (public or private) to improve external validity of the results.

Practical implications

Based on this study, employees of sport organizations in developing countries tend to store knowledge more than sharing and applying it. The findings can be used by human resources and KM practitioners who are interested in developing organizational knowledge through employees’ values.

Originality/value

Through this study, the positive roles of employee instrumental and terminal values, as the key drivers in determining intangible assets in organizations, were found.

Keywords

Citation

Delshab, V., Winand, M., Sadeghi Boroujerdi, S., Pyun, D.Y. and Mahmoudian, A. (2019), "Analyzing the influence of employee values on knowledge management in sport organizations", Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management, Vol. 10 No. 3, pp. 667-685. https://doi.org/10.1108/JSTPM-04-2018-0039

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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