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Analysis of Psychological Empowerment and its Relationship with Knowledge Management (The Case of Jam Petrochemical Company Located in South Pars Area, Iran)

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  • Sanjar Salajeghe

    () (Islamic Azad University)

  • Rostam Pour Rashidi

    () (Islamic Azad University)

  • Mahmoud Mousaei

    () (Islamic Azad University)

Abstract

Today, knowledge is considered a valuable and strategic resource as well as an asset and organizations need to do knowledge management in its best in order to succeed. One factor that can help organizations in successful implementation of knowledge management is the use of powerful forces in the organization. The purpose of this study is analysis of psychological empowerment and its relationship with knowledge management in Jam Petrochemical Company selected as a sample. This study is a combination of correlation and description studies. The population includes employees of Jam Petrochemical Company (818 people), from which 263 people were selected by simple random sampling. To collect data, two questionnaires of psychological empowerment and knowledge management were used. Reliability was calculated through Cronbach's alpha coefficient and the data were analyzed by SPSS software. Test results of correlation test show a significant relationship between psychological empowerment and its components with knowledge management. The results of multiple regression test imply that apart from the impact (excluded from the regression model), autonomy had the most significant effect and meaning had the least effect on knowledge management.

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  • Sanjar Salajeghe & Rostam Pour Rashidi & Mahmoud Mousaei, 2013. "Analysis of Psychological Empowerment and its Relationship with Knowledge Management (The Case of Jam Petrochemical Company Located in South Pars Area, Iran)," 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(4), pages 245-253, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:hur:ijaraf:v:3:y:2013:i:4:p:245-253
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