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Publication date: 27 September 2011

Syyedhamzeh Nejadhussein and Parvaneh Azadbakht

Knowledge is a very important resource in this era and identifying, capturing, storing, and applying it to organisational processes can help organisations in achieving…

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Abstract

Purpose

Knowledge is a very important resource in this era and identifying, capturing, storing, and applying it to organisational processes can help organisations in achieving their goals and objectives. Therefore, managing knowledge is considered as an organisational capability. This paper attempts to investigate knowledge management (KM) readiness in University X. Also, the most important KM factors are explored in the university.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper employed a knowledge transformations model for assessing the readiness of the KM in University X. Hence, 100 faculty members of this university were selected by stratified sampling for gathering data. Then, data collection was conducted by a questionnaire. Afterwards, t‐test and ANOVA were used to analyze the data. Finally, interviews were conducted to identify more important factors for KM initiatives.

Findings

The findings of this study demonstrate that University X has been weak regarding KM transformations. Also, the research findings revealed that there were no significant differences between the faculties of the university. Lastly, the study has explored the most important obstacles in applying KM initiatives through carrying out interviews.

Research limitations/implications

Since the research focuses on people's perceptions, the findings may be biased. There is no opportunity to use university documents.

Practical implications

The university needs to conduct the KM practices such as: considering the other factors that have involvement in the field; developing a consistent rewards and recognition system based on knowledge sharing; providing situations to establish meetings among staff members; and determining the official position of KM.

Originality/value

The paper offers insights into knowledge management readiness in a university in Iran.

Details

Journal of Knowledge-based Innovation in China, vol. 3 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1756-1418

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Article
Publication date: 27 September 2013

Hasan Khalili, syyedhamzeh nejadhussein and Ali Fazel

Since the entrepreneurship orientation has impact on entrepreneurship behaviors and its role in making competitive advantage, this study aims to discuss the relations…

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Purpose

Since the entrepreneurship orientation has impact on entrepreneurship behaviors and its role in making competitive advantage, this study aims to discuss the relations between entrepreneurship orientation and innovative performance.

Design/methodology/approach

The research has been applied research method. The confirmatory factor analysis has used for analyzing data and testing the research questions. Also, this research has used structural equation model and path analysis via computer-aided systems.

Findings

The findings advocate that the dimensions of entrepreneurship orientation have impact on innovative performance except proactiveness and competitive aggressiveness. In addition, the good fitting tests confirm the model of the research.

Research limitations/implications

Based on the findings, several implications suggest, such as doing the same research with considering several factors as mediators such as industry, organization size, organization types and so on, also several activities should be taken into account to getting more benefits from entrepreneurial orientation in organization.

Originality/value

The study shed light on entrepreneurial orientation and its relations with innovative performance. Since these two terms are new and a few researcher has done research on them together, there is an important knowledge gap in both theory and practice.

Details

Journal of Knowledge-based Innovation in China, vol. 5 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1756-1418

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