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Analysing the role of business intelligence, knowledge sharing and organisational innovation on gaining competitive advantage

Rosa Eidizadeh ( University of Isfahan , Isfahan, Iran)
Reza Salehzadeh ( Shahid Ashrafi Esfahani University , Isfahan, Iran)
Ali Chitsaz Esfahani ( University of Isfahan , Isfahan, Iran)

Journal of Workplace Learning

ISSN: 1366-5626

Article publication date: 8 May 2017

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to study the role of business intelligence, knowledge sharing and organisational innovation on gaining competitive advantage.

Design/methodology/approach

The statistical population of the study was the managers and the specialists of some export companies of which 213 persons participated in this research. Path analysis was carried out to analyse and interpret the data by Amos software.

Findings

The results showed that business intelligence has a positive and significant impact on knowledge sharing, organisational innovation and gaining competitive advantage. Further, business intelligence has a positive and significant effect on competitive advantage through knowledge sharing and organisational innovation. Knowledge sharing impacts gaining competitive advantage positively and significantly. Finally, organisational innovation impacts gaining competitive advantage positively and significantly.

Originality/value

This research highlights the role of business intelligence, knowledge sharing and organisational innovation on gaining competitive advantage in export companies.

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Citation

Eidizadeh, R., Salehzadeh, R. and Chitsaz Esfahani, A. (2017), "Analysing the role of business intelligence, knowledge sharing and organisational innovation on gaining competitive advantage", Journal of Workplace Learning, Vol. 29 No. 4, pp. 250-267. https://doi.org/10.1108/JWL-07-2016-0070

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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