Document Type : Original Research


1 Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Department of Management and Economy, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran

2 Master of Executive Management, Pardis Farabi, University of Tehran, Qom, Iran

3 M.A. Student of MBA, School of Business Management, European University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus


Uncertainty, complexity, globalization and increasing technological change are among the most important features of the current era. Success in such circumstances requires changes in activities, organizational tasks, the management especially the leadership of organizations, knowledge management and innovation. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of transformational leadership and knowledge management on organizational innovation in Ardabil University of Medical Sciences. Standard questionnaire was used in order to collect data for all variables of the research. Statistic population of this research consisted of all managers, employees, and faculty members of Ardebil University of Medical Sciences of whom 277 subjects were selected based on Cochran formula and convenience sampling method. For data analysis, structural equation modeling and LISREL software were used. The [1]obtained results showed that transformational leadership has a positive effect on knowledge management and organizational innovation. Moreover, the impact of knowledge management on organizational innovation was shown to be positive. Finally, the mediating role of knowledge management was confirmed in the relationship between transformational leadership and organizational innovation


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