Paper Titles in Periodical
International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences
ILSHS Volume 60

Subscribe to our Newsletter and get informed about new publication regulary and special discounts for subscribers!

ILSHS > ILSHS Volume 60 > The Key Role of Knowledge-Oriented Leadership...
< Back to Volume

The Key Role of Knowledge-Oriented Leadership Regarding to Knowledge Management Practices in Innovation Performance of Manufacturing and Commercial Companies of Guilan Province

Full Text PDF


In the new business environment that is characterized by turbulence and increasing complexity, the ability to establish and maintain a company's competitive advantage lies in its knowledge. The main objective of the study was to investigate the impact of knowledge oriented leadership on the innovation performance regarding to the role of knowledge management practices in manufacturing and commercial companies of Guilan province. The research is applied in terms of objective, and its methodology is descriptive. The population of study included manufacturing and commercial companies of Guilan province. To select a sample, convenience method was used .According to the Cochrane limited formula, total of 282 people were selected. Cronbach's alpha for reliability of the questionnaire was used. In this study, data were analyzed, by descriptive analysis, structural equation modeling and path analysis using SPSS 22 and Lisrel 8.50. Findings suggest that knowledge-oriented leadership has effect on creation of knowledge and application knowledge. Knowledge creation and application of knowledge has effect on the innovation performance. It was found that knowledge management practices has a mediating role in the relationship between knowledge-oriented leadership and innovation performance


International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 60)
A. Safari and M. R. Azadehdel, "The Key Role of Knowledge-Oriented Leadership Regarding to Knowledge Management Practices in Innovation Performance of Manufacturing and Commercial Companies of Guilan Province", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 60, pp. 1-9, 2015
Online since:
September 2015

Boroomand, M; Ranjbari, M. (2009). Strategic practices of human resource management and innovation performance: with emphasis on knowledge management role, Journal of human development, sixth, N24, pp.21-52.

Cho, I; Park, H ; Choi, J. The impact of diversity of innovation channels on innovation performance in service firms , Serv Bus 5, Issue 3:, pp.277-294, (2011).

Donate, J, M, Jesus D. Sánchez de Pablo. (2014)The role of knowledge-oriented leadership in knowledge management practices and innovation, Journal of Business Research, Volume 68, Issue 2, February, Pages 360 -370.

Gholamreza, Kh (2010). Research methodology in management. Center of scientific publications Islamic Azad university.

Gunday, G., Ulusoy, G., Kilic, K., & Alpkan, L. (2011). Effects of innovation types on firm performance . Int . J . Production Economics, 133, 662-676.

Huvila , I ( 2014). Towards information leadership, Aslib Journal of Info Mgmt , 66, 663-677.

Hung, R. Y. Y., Lien, B. Y. H., Yang, B., Wu, C. M., & Kuo, Y. M. ( 2011). Impact of TQM and Organizational Learning on Innovation Performance in the High-Tech Industry. International Business Review, 20(2), 213-225.

Khalife soltani, H; Hosseini, M, Asgari, N. (2010). Empowerment leadership style of knowledge management, Human resource quarterly university of Emam Hossein university, second year, N 2and3, pp.149-166.

Kazazi, A; Shol,A. (2013). The impact of TQM on innovation performance. Moderator role of organizational learning. Scientific research of management studies quarterly, N 71, pp.1-17.

Lin, H. F. (2011). The effects of employee motivation, social interaction, and knowledge management strategy on KM implementation level. Knowledge Management Research & Practice, 9(3), 263-275.

Moradi, M; Valipoor, Y; Keykhosro, S. Abdollahiyan, F. (2013).

Mohammadi, A; Amin bidokhti, A; Jamshidi, Laleh. (2014). Investigating role of organizational learning in increasing of innovation performance, Journal of innovation and value creation, N4, pp.84-95.

Mabey, C., Kulich. C. & Lorenzi-Cioldi. F. (2012) Knowledge leadership in global scientific research, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 23(12), 2450-2467.

Martínez, F.J. Diaz-Garcia, C. and González-Moreno, A(2014). Environmental Orientation as a Determinant of Innovation Performance in Young SMEs, Int. J. Environ. Res., 8(3): 635642, Summer ISSN: 1735-6865.

Nikookar, Gh; Asgari, N; Gholami, M; Rahimi, E (2014). Role of intellectual capital in facilitating of knowledge management practices and public management N2, pp.401-418.

Nguyen, H. N., & Mohamed, S. (2011). Leadership behaviors, organizational culture and knowledge management practices: An empirical investigation. Journal of Management Development, 30(2), 206-221.

Peet, M. (2012) Leadership transitions: tacit knowledge sharing and organizational generativity. Journal of Knowledge Management, 16, 25-60.

Schermerhorn, J. R. Management (11th ed. ). John Wiley & Sons: New York, (2012).

Shakeri, F, Mehrjoodi, M, H; Dehghan Dehnavi, H. (2010). Investigation of relationship of organizational atmosphere and innovation in process. Journal of scientific research of production and operational management N1, pp.29-46.

Tamayo-Torres, I. (2010). The moderating effect of innovative capacity on the relationship between real options and strategic flexibility. Industrial Marketing Management, Vol. 39, pp.1120-1127.

Tarivardi, Y; Damchi jelodar Z. (2011). The relationship of risk management and performance of company, Journal of finanacial accounting and auditing. forth, N4, pp.43-62.

Von Krogh, G., Nonaka, I., & Rechsteiner, L. (2012). Leadership in organizational knowledge creation: A review and framework. Journal of Management Studies, 49, 240-254.

Williams, P., & Sullivan, H. (2011). Lessons in leadership for learning and knowledge management in multi-organisational settings. The International Journal of Leadership in Public Services, 7(1), 6-20.

Yang, P.Y. and Chang, Y. Ch. (2010). Academic research commercialization and knowledge production and diffusion: the moderating effects of entrepreneurial commitment. Journal of Scientometrics, 83(1): 403-421.

Yang, L , C- Huang, T Hsu. (2014). Knowledge leadership to improve project and organizational performance, International Journal of Project Management 32, 40-53.

Ying, H, M; Jian-peng ,W. (2013). The Impact of Shared Leadership on Innovation Performance, International Conference on Management Science & Engineering (20th) , Harbin, P.R. China pp.1385-1390.

Zack, M., Mckeen, J. and Singh, S. (2009). Knowledge management and organizational performance: an exploratory analysis, Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 13 No. 6, pp.392-409.

Zehira, C, Oznur Gulen Ertosunb, Zehirc, S, Müceldilli,B. (2012).

Zhou, K. Z., & Wu, F. ( 2010). Technological capability, strategic flexibility, and product innovation. Strategic Management Journal, 31(5): 547-561.

Show More Hide
Cited By:

[1] W. Banmairuroy, T. Kritjaroen, W. Homsombat, "The effect of knowledge-oriented leadership and human resource development on sustainable competitive advantage through organizational innovation's component factors: Evidence from Thailand ’s new S- curve industries", Asia Pacific Management Review, 2021