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Investigating the Relationship between Knowledge Management Processes and Innovation Levels: Managers and Experts of Software Design Companies of Isfahan Province

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  • Reza Ansari

    () (University of Isfahan)

  • Sayyed Mohsen Allameh

    () (University of Isfahan)

  • Ali Asadi

    () (University of Isfahan)

  • Mehri Asadi Vasfi

    () (Malek Ashtar University of Technology)

  • Alireza Harooni

    () (Arvin Tajhiz Sepahan Co.)

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to study the relationship between the knowledge management processes and innovation levels among the managers and experts of software design companies of Isfahan Province. Standard evaluating questionnaire of Daroach's innovation and knowledge management which was based on Likret scale (from 1-very low to 5_very high) has been used to measure the studied variables. To evaluate its reliability, the Cronbach's Alpha coefficient has been applied. The population included the managers and experts of software design companies of Isfahan Province numbering 390 people from which a sample size of 77 people has been yielded using Cochran's formula. Considering the sample size, the questionnaire has been distributed by random among the 77 people of managers and experts of the software design companies of Isfahan Province. The results have been analyzed using the SPSSwin18 software. The Pearson's correlation test has been used to test the hypotheses. The results indicating that among the processes of knowledge, there is not a significant relationship between the knowledge acquisition and Knowledge dissemination and not also between the Knowledge dissemination and responsiveness to knowledge, but there is a direct and significant relationship between the knowledge acquisition and Responsiveness to knowledge. However there is a direct and significant relationship between the knowledge acquisition, Responsiveness to knowledge and innovation but there is no significant relationship between the Knowledge dissemination and innovation. In addition, the relationship between the processes of knowledge management and innovation levels has been studied one –on- one. The resulted the analysis indicated that there is a direct and significant relationship between the knowledge acquisition and all the levels of innovation except the Change level in productions to reduce the costs and on the other hand there is no significant relationship between the knowledge dissemination and all the levels of innovation.

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  • Reza Ansari & Sayyed Mohsen Allameh & Ali Asadi & Mehri Asadi Vasfi & Alireza Harooni, 2013. "Investigating the Relationship between Knowledge Management Processes and Innovation Levels: Managers and Experts of Software Design Companies of Isfahan Province," International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences, Human Resource Management Academic Research Society, International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences, vol. 3(2), pages 50-59, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:hur:ijaraf:v:3:y:2013:i:2:p:50-59
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