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Case study of a structural model to explore the effects of knowledge sharing on intellectual capital

Peyman Akhavan (Department of Management, Malek Ashtar University of Technology, Tehran, Iran)
Farnoosh Khosravian (Payam-e-Noor University, Tehran, Iran)

VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems

ISSN: 2059-5891

Article publication date: 8 August 2016

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Abstract

Purpose

It is commonly known that intellectual capital (IC) plays a remarkable role in organizations, especially in colleges and academic centers. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of knowledge sharing (KS) on IC.

Design/methodology/approach

Based on the extensive literature review, a questionnaire was designed. The questions were composed of two parts; KS questions and IC questions. In total, 352 students completed questionnaires in the Shahinshahr branch of Payam-e-Noor University. Structural equation modeling was used to develop the measurement model.

Findings

The findings showed that KS has a significant positive correlation with IC and its dimensions. The structural equation modeling confirmed the research model and showed a good match with it.

Originality/value

Given that this study aimed to examine KS and IC, it implies that with optimized knowledge management in universities, providing the infrastructures of KS and strengthening students’ motivational factors, KS capacities can be enhanced and IC of universities would be strengthened.

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Citation

Akhavan, P. and Khosravian, F. (2016), "Case study of a structural model to explore the effects of knowledge sharing on intellectual capital", VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems, Vol. 46 No. 3, pp. 338-352. https://doi.org/10.1108/VJIKMS-07-2015-0040

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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