Linking Organizational Structure, Technological Support and Process Innovation: the Mediating Role of Knowledge Sharing in the Iraqi Textile Industry
1 Graduate Business School Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia
2 Graduate Business School Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia
This paper investigates the relationships among organizational structure, technological support, knowledge sharing and process innovation and whether knowledge sharing has a mediating effect on these relationships. Based on the survey among employees in the Iraqi textile industry, the results revealed that organizational structure and technological support positively and significantly influence knowledge sharing. Knowledge sharing was also found to be an important mediator between organizational structure, support technology and process innovation. The findings bear implications to the Iraqi government’s call for innovation in the Iraqi textile industry.
Key words: Organizational Structure / Technological Support / Knowledge Sharing / Process Innovation
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