The investigation of the mediating role of innovation and organizational intelligence on the relationship between knowledge management and financial performance of the organizations active in the e-banking industry

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Ardeshir Bazrkar
Mohammad Hajimohammadi

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Knowledge management is essential for activities such as problem-solving, dynamic learning and decision making, and can improve organizational performance and in particular the financial performance of the organizations by enabling the organization to perform smarter. The main purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of knowledge management on the financial performance of the organizations considering the mediating role of innovation and organizational intelligence in the e-banking industry. The statistical population of the study consisted of senior executives of 31 public and private banks active in the e-banking industry of Iran (n=54). Library and field research (questionnaire) was used to collect research data. In this study, Kolmogorov-Smirnov and Spearman-Bartlett tests were used to analyze the data to determine the normality of the research data and to determine the adequacy of the sample size (using SPSS software). Then, structural equation modeling was used to analyze the conceptual model and to test the hypotheses (using Smart PLS software). The hypotheses test results showed that knowledge management has a positive and significant impact on the financial performance of the organizations active in the e-banking industry and the innovation and organizational intelligence influence the relationship between knowledge management and the financial performance of the organizations. Thus, the mediating role of these two variables (innovation and intelligence) was confirmed.

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