The Investigation of Impact of Knowledge Management Capabilities on Innovation Performance with the Role of Mediating Open Innovation (Case Study: Science and Technology Park of Pardis)

Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant Professor, Shahid Beheshti University.

2 M.Sc., Shahid Beheshti University.


Innovation emerges from a combination of knowledge elements in organizations, and knowledge is considered the primary raw material for innovation. Open innovation is one of the latest innovative approaches, which increases the probability of success and organizational development and creates investment risks. In this regard, this study examines the Knowledge Management Capabilities (KMC) on Innovation Performance (IP) with the mediating effect of Open Innovation (OI). Data was collected in 2020 from 25 technology units in Pardis Technology Park, located in Pardis city, Tehran.. Likert scale was used throughout collection, and the data was analyzed using PLS-based SEM approach. The results show a positive and strong relationship between KMC and OI, OI and IP, IP and OP. Also, there is no significant relationship between KMC and IP in the technology park. It can not make good use of the effects of OP in the relationship between KMC and IP. Therefore, KMC must be addressed for innovation to be effective in knowledge-based organizations. OI is also critical and decisive in new organizations and selective knowledge. Also, in new organizations, the OI approach is very effective and soft methods should be used more than before.


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