Identifying the Relationship between Human Resource Development Strategy and Organizational Innovation with the Mediating Role of Knowledge Management
Elaheh Yavari, Hossein Moeiniyan, Shabnam Akbarzadeh Ghaleh
Innovation is an important and vital factor for organizations for creating value and sustainable competitive advantage in today's complex and changing environment. Organizations will be more successful with more innovation in response to changing environments and creating and developing new capabilities that will allow them to achieve better performance. Innovation initiatives and measures largely depend on the knowledge, expertise and commitment of employees as the input data of the value creation process. In this research, it was tried to investigate the role of knowledge management capacity in relation to the measures of strategic human resource management and innovation performance from a knowledge-based viewpoint. The results of this research showed that strategic measures of human resource management are positively related to innovation performance and knowledge management. Also, the strategic measures of human resource management are positively related to the knowledge management capacity. The strategic measures of human resource management are useful and profitable to motivate employees' tendency to acquire, share and apply knowledge in organizations. The appropriate strategic measures of human resource management can support and enhance the development of an organizational environment that contributes to the knowledge management activities. Also, the knowledge management capacity in the dimensions of acquisition, sharing and application greatly and positively contributes to the innovation performance of the organization.