International Journal of Management, Accounting and Economics
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Volume 3, No. 11, November 2016 Pages: 672 - 698
Effect of Transformational Leadership and Knowledge Management Processes on Organizational Innovation in Ardabil University of Medical Sciences
Bagher Asgarnezhad Nouri , Masoume Mir Mousavi , Milad Soltani
Corresponding author:
asgarnezhad[dot]research[at]gmail[dot]com
Abstract:
Uncertainty, complexity, globalization and increasing technological change are among the most important features of the current era. Success in such circumstances requires changes in activities, organizational tasks, the management especially the leadership of organizations, knowledge management and innovation. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of transformational leadership and knowledge management on organizational innovation in Ardabil University of Medical Sciences. Standard questionnaire was used in order to collect data for all variables of the research. Statistic population of this research consisted of all managers, employees, and faculty members of Ardebil University of Medical Sciences of whom 277 subjects were selected based on Cochran formula and convenience sampling method. For data analysis, structural equation modeling and LISREL software were used. The obtained results showed that transformational leadership has a positive effect on knowledge management and organizational innovation. Moreover, the impact of knowledge management on organizational innovation was shown to be positive. Finally, the mediating role of knowledge management was confirmed in the relationship between transformational leadership and organizational innovation.
Keywords:
Transformational Leadership, Knowledge Management, Organizational Innovation, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences
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