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Individual knowledge management engagement, knowledge-worker productivity, and innovation performance in knowledge-based organizations: the implications for knowledge processes and knowledge-based systems

Muhammad Ali Butt (), Faisal Nawaz (), Saddam Hussain (), Maria José Sousa (), Minhong Wang (), Muhammad Saleem Sumbal () and Muhammad Shujahat ()
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Muhammad Ali Butt: COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Attock Campus
Faisal Nawaz: COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Attock Campus
Saddam Hussain: COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Attock Campus
Maria José Sousa: CIEO - Algarve University and BRU - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Minhong Wang: The University of Hong Kong
Muhammad Saleem Sumbal: Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Muhammad Shujahat: COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Attock Campus

Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, 2019, vol. 25, issue 3, No 6, 336-356

Abstract: Abstract The literature on the knowledge management relatively ignores an important concept, the individual knowledge management engagement-the degree to which a knowledge worker is involved with the knowledge management-related activities. This concept is imperative for nurturing the productivity of knowledge workers, knowledge management architecture effectiveness, and innovation. Therefore, this study proposes the mediating role of knowledge-worker productivity between individual knowledge management engagement and innovation. The data were collected from the 330 knowledge workers of IT sector of Pakistan and analyzed using the SmartPLS 3 Version 2.6. The results indicate the partial mediation of knowledge-worker productivity between the individual knowledge management engagement and innovation. The results suggest the pivotal role of individual knowledge management engagement in increasing the innovation and knowledge-worker productivity in the knowledge-based organizations.

Keywords: Individual knowledge management engagement; Knowledge management; Innovation performance; Innovation; Productivity of knowledge workers (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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