THE ANALYSIS IMPACT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE ON STRATEGIC KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT (CASE STUDY: ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY, KERMANSHAH BRANCH)

Document Type: Research Paper

Abstract

The main purpose of this study is analysis impact of information technology and organizational structure on strategic knowledge management in Islamic Azad university Kermanshah branch. The statistical population of this study is 60 employees of Islamic Azad university Kermanshah branch. In order to determine the sample size, Cochran’s formula was used. Consequently, 52 employees (Bosses, Deputies and Managers educational groups) were selected as sample members by random sampling method for the first half of 2013. The study is descriptive – survey and correlation in term of methodology. The Martiınez-Lorente et al Information Technology questionnaire (2004), Robin’s organizational structure questionnaire (1987) and Carolina et al Strategic Knowledge Management questionnaire (2011) were used tin gathering data. Validity (content, convergent, divergent) and reliability (factor loading, composite reliability, cronbach’s alpha) of questionnaire indicate that measuring instruments have good reliability and validity. The results of test hypotheses by SMART-PLS software and using t-test statistics and path coefficients (b) indicate that among employees of Islamic Azad university Kermanshah branch, information technology having strong influence is direct and significant on organizational structure, organizational structure having positive effects is direct significant on strategic knowledge management and information technology having positive effects is direct and significant on strategic knowledge management. The organizational structure can play a mediator role in relationship between information technology and strategic knowledge management. On the other hand, information technology, as a moderator variable, can promote the positive effects of organizational structure on strategic knowledge management.

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