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Investigating the influence of knowledge management on organizational innovation in higher educational institutions

Saeed Sadeghi Boroujerdi (Department of Physical Education, University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj, Kurdistan, Iran)
Kaveh Hasani (Young Researchers and Elite Clubs, Sanandaj Branch, Azad University of Sanandaj, Iran)
Vahid Delshab (Department of Physical Education, University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj, Iran)

Kybernetes

ISSN: 0368-492X

Article publication date: 25 April 2019

Issue publication date: 23 January 2020

Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to investigate the relationship between knowledge management (KM) and organizational innovation (OI) in higher educational institutions.

Design/methodology/approach

The research method in the study was the descriptive – correlative type and was applied research based on the target. The study population consisted of managers and staff members of 63 Iranian higher educational institutions. In this research, descriptive and inferential statistics were used. To analyse research data, descriptive statistics, and for inferential statistics, the Pearson correlation coefficient test, the simple linear regression test and multiple regression tests were used. For data analysis, SPSS software was used.

Findings

The results of the study demonstrated that there was a significant relationship between KM and OI, and all alternative hypotheses were confirmed. In addition, KM predicted the aspects of organizational innovation in higher educational institutions.

Originality/value

This study supported the members of higher educational institutions to understand how to increase OIbetter and to improve the knowledge and experience of the employees through KM.

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Citation

Sadeghi Boroujerdi, S., Hasani, K. and Delshab, V. (2020), "Investigating the influence of knowledge management on organizational innovation in higher educational institutions", Kybernetes, Vol. 49 No. 2, pp. 442-459. https://doi.org/10.1108/K-09-2018-0492

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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