The Role of Intellectual Capital in Facilitating Knowledge Management Practices

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associate Prof., Faculty of Management, Imam Hossein University, Tehran, Iran

2 Assistant Prof., Faculty of Management, Sattari University, Tehran, Iran

3 PhD Candidate, Faculty of Management, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran

4 MSc. Materials Engineering, University of Manchester, Manchester, the UK


Successful implementation of knowledge management for
organizations requires a systematic and comprehensive perspective about
various organizational factors. Appropriateness of these factors and their
integration and coordination is a vital perquisite for implementing
knowledge management effectively. The primary purpose of the research
is investigating the effect of three fundamental aspects of intellectual
capital– human capital, structural capital and relational capital– on four
stages of knowledge management practices (knowledge creation, storage,
application and sharing). The data collection instrument is questionnaire
and the research method is descriptive and corelational. The population
studied in the research consists of managers and senior experts of the
government state of one of the south states of Iran. A sample of 120
subjects was selected by simple random sampling. Data obtained is
analyzed using correlation coefficient method and structural equations
modeling. According to the research findings there are significant
relationships between these intellectual assets and knowledge
management practices. These findings support the necessity of preparing
the perquisites of effective implementation of knowledge management.
Accordingly, an organization characterized by more developed
intellectual capitals can benefit from knowledge management initiatives.


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