Investigating the Impact of Organizational Culture on Innovation with Regard to the Mediating Role of Knowledge Sharing

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Young Researchers and Elite club, Abadeh Branch,Islamic Azad University, Abadeh, Iran

2 Department of Management, Yazd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Yazd, Iran


The present study aims to investigate the relationship between organizational culture, knowledge sharing and innovation. The research population consists of all knowledge workers in the South Oil Products Refining and Distribution Company, from which 190 people were selected as samples using the non-random targeted sampling method. The research data was collected by distributing questionnaires among samples. After collecting data, the distribution of the data related to the variables was examined using the Kolmogorov–Smirnov test; then, the Pearson’s correlation coefficient and structural equation modeling were used to test the research hypotheses. The results of this study show that there is a significant relationship between variables of organizational culture, knowledge sharing and organizational innovation. Also, the results of examining the components of organizational culture demonstrated that adhocracy and clan cultures have positive effects on other variables while hierarchy and market cultures negatively affect the dependent variables. On the other hand, it


Volume 3, Issue 4
October 2017
Pages 29-44
  • Receive Date: 06 November 2014
  • Accept Date: 06 November 2015
  • First Publish Date: 01 October 2017