Examining the relationship between intellectual capital and labor productivity: with an emphasis on organizational learning

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Prof., Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 MSc. Student, Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

3 Expert, Ministry of Science, Research and Technology


Undoubtedly, the capability and core competencies of employees help to achieve organization goals. Consequently, organizations increase organizational learning capability with the help of intellectual capital, thereby providing improvement of productivity. The current study aims to explain the impact of intellectual capital on labor productivity, considering the mediation of organizational learning. Previous studies rarely examined the relationship between intellectual capital and labor productivity. Moreover, most of the studies neglect the mediating effect of organizational learning in explaining the impact of intellectual capital on labor productivity. This study is performed through descriptive– correlation method, and it is an applied research in terms of purpose and in the scope of human resources in terms of thematic scope. Also, it uses a questionnaire to survey the relationships governing intellectual capital, organizational learning, and labor productivity. The results are based on empirical data collected from Ministry of Science, Research and Technology. The finding of this study indicate that, the intellectual capital has a significant positive effect on labor productivity. Also, the results indicate that, in case of realizing the organizational learning as a mediating variable, it can have significant effect on the relationship between intellectual capital and labor productivity.


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