Investigating the Mediating Role of Knowledge Absorption Capacity in the Impact of Innovation Culture on Human Resource Agility

Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship Management, Faculty of Management and Economics, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran.

2 PhD., Faculty of Management and Economics, Lorestan University, Khorramabad, Iran.

3 PhD. Student, Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Management and Economics, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran.

4 PhD. Student, Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Management and Economics, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran


Purpose: With the beginning of the third millennium, the role of human resources has become more and more important, to the point that some consider it the only factor in gaining a sustainable competitive advantage. This is especially true in knowledge-based businesses. As a result, for a knowledge-based company, human capital is the most important asset, and the better the quality of this asset, the more likely it is that the business will survive, succeed, and thrive. One of the indicators of the desirability of human resources is the discussion of human resource agility. According to these materials, the present study was conducted to investigate the mediating role of knowledge absorption capacity in the impact of innovation culture on human resource agility among all employees of Zahedan Science and Technology Park in Sistan and Baluchestan province.
Methodology: This is applied research that has been done by the descriptive correlational method. Data collection tools are standard questionnaires whose reliability was assessed using Cronbach's alpha test and their validity was assessed using content validity. The statistical population includes all members of Zahedan Science and Technology Park companies. The sample size was determined using the Jersey and Morgan table, up to 130 people by simple random sampling. To confirm or refute the hypotheses, the structural equation modeling method was used with the help of Smart-PLS software.
Findings: The findings showed that the culture of innovation has a positive and significant effect on the capacity to absorb knowledge and agility of human resources and also the capacity to absorb knowledge on the agility of human resources. In addition, the mediating role of knowledge absorption capacity in the impact of innovation culture on human resource agility has been confirmed.
Conclusion: According to the results of the research, the culture of innovation has a significant effect on the capacity to absorb knowledge and human resource agility in science and technology park companies. Therefore, managers of science and technology parks should take action to strengthen this culture by making structural changes and supporting creative ideas and laws. According to the research results and the importance of innovation and innovation culture, suggestions in the field of managerial and structural changes in science and technology parks in Zahedan such as changes in the external environment of the organization, institutionalizing trust among employees, commitment to change among employees, support Creative ideas, few rules, extensive informal communication, face-to-face communication


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