The impact of knowledge-oriented leadership on innovation performance of manufacturing and commercial companies of Guilan province

Alborz Safari Mohsenabad, Mohammadreza Azadehdel

Abstract


 In today's turbulent and complex business environment, a company's ability to establish and maintain its competitive advantage lies in its knowledge. In particular, this paper looks at the role of knowledge management practices in a population sample of manufacturing and commercial companies in Guilan province. The research is objective in nature with a descriptive methodology. To select a sample, the convenience method was used .According to the Cochrane limited formula, a total of 282 people were selected. In this study, data were analyzed, using descriptive analysis, structural equation modeling and path analysis using SPSS 22 and Lisrel 8.50. The findings showed that knowledge- oriented leadership has an effect on knowledge creation and the application of knowledge. The creation and application of knowledge has effect on innovation performance. Also, knowledge oriented leadership has directly effect on innovation performance.


Keywords


Knowledge-oriented leadership, innovation performance, knowledge management practices, manufacturing companies.

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