Investigating the Impact of Intellectual Capitals on Innovation, Mediated by Knowledge Management in Iranian Public Libraries

Document Type : Original Article


1 PhD Student in Information Science and Knowledge, Hamadan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Hamadan, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor, Information Science and Knowledge, Hamadan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Hamadan, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, Information Science and Knowledge, Hamadan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Hamadan, Iran.


Purpose: The aim of this study is to identify the role of knowledge management in the impact of intellectual capital components on innovation in public libraries.
Methodology: The research method is survey-analytical and the statistical population is 382 librarians of public libraries in Iran. SPSS 23 software was used to analyze descriptive data and LISREL software was used to analyze inferential data.
Findings: The results show that there is a significant relationship between intellectual capital and innovation that the coefficient of intellectual capital on innovation is equal to (1.691). There is also a significant relationship between knowledge management and intellectual capital that the path coefficient between the variables of knowledge management and intellectual capital is equal to (0.433). The results of the structural equation model show that the model proposed by researchers has a good fit and there is a positive and significant relationship between intellectual capital and innovation with the mediating role of knowledge management in Iranian public libraries.
Conclusion: Public libraries can ensure the survival and effectiveness of their performance by paying more attention to their intellectual and knowledge capital; i.e., identifying, improving and strengthening intellectual capital and its dimensions as one of the important capabilities of public libraries in creating and storing. Sharing, applying, and evaluating organizational knowledge can lead to the development of innovative activities.


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